This building was designed as Basil Read’s new Head Office. The client‘s brief asked for a total of 3,500 m2 of new office space to be integrated with well-established facilities, including offices, workshops and storage facilities.

The building is positioned on the southern edge of the property and is orientated east-west, which is not very conducive to passive environmental control design. Long, narrow windows were designed to minimise heat gain during warm periods with large, north-facing windows on the narrow end of the building.

Location: Boksburg, South Africa

Client: Basil Read (Pty) Ltd

Sector: Commercial

Size: 3,500 m²

Year: 2009