WINNER: DURBAN BAY HOUSE, BY MACWIN CONSTRUCTION PTY LTD
With three main objectives to achieve, modernization, environmental sustainability and enhanced user experience, each floor was completely gutted and renovated to meet these requirements. New mechanical services, electrics, generators and state of the art energy saving lifts were put into operation. Implementation of green friendly products such as CLF and LED Lighting was included in the process.
In order to enliven the tall tower facade, revamping of the exterior was characterised by the introduction of a moving black strip. Glazing was replaced by high performance glass to increase natural light.
The plinth was also significantly modernised and passive energy saving double glazing and shading devices installed. Security of the building was enhanced by linking the parking garage to the main building with the introduction of a new sky bridge.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: GOLDEN HORSE CASINO REFURBISHMENT, BY STEFANUTTI STOCKS BUILDING KZN
Work commenced while the casino was fully operational and all measures were taken to ensure minimal disruption to casino activities. The project was broken down into zones and systematically worked through with each zone being handed back to the client upon completion. Due to the noise factor, mechanical methods of demolition were kept to a minimum and minimizing impact to public space, remained a priority throughout.