What is the purpose of the structure/ project?
Regional Retail Centre
What was the brief to the architect?
Provide a First Class Retail Centre, providing a welcoming shopping experience. A cinema / theatre is mandatory to the development. Aesthetic of the centre is to compliment the area and not detract from the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. Building is not to overpower the site and block all views of the coastline from the R43. The centre is to accommodate for the local and outlying neighbourhoods, sufficient amenities and parking is to be provided to do this efficiently and provide users with a good shopping experience.
How did the project team work together?
Concept design co-ordinated between Architect and Structural Engineer. Structural Engineer together with Steel contractor and Contractor workshopped concept to make use of the lightest structural members without compromising the aesthetic and function required by the Architect and Client. Models were shared to assist in reducing clashes on site and reducing on site alterations to prefabricated steel.
|Tons of structural steel used||784 ton
(including wall stiffeners and shopfront supports)
|Structural profiles used||Mainly I’s, H’s, C’s and angles, Cold formed lipped channel purlins. Small amount of Circular hollow section|
|Cladding profile/ type used||Cladding Profile:( Material: 0.53mm Colorbond Ultra Matt) ( Profile: Saflok 700) by Safintra Roofing.
|Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage||33 000m²|
|Project Team Role||Company|
|Client/ Developer||Whale Coast Village Mall (Pty) Ltd
HCI Propcom (Pty) Ltd
Sandbaai Development Trust
Bentel Associates International
|Structural Engineer||Bigen Africa Services (Pty) Ltd|
|Quantity Surveyor||MLC Quantity Surveyors|
|Project Manager||MDSA Project Management|
|Main Contractor||Isipani Construction|
|Cladding Manufacturer||Safintra Roofing|
|Cladding Supplier||Safintra Roofing|
|Cladding Contractor||Cladco Projects|
|Photographer, Photo competition||Fourth Wall Photography|
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