|Category||Name of Winner|
|Corporate Office Developments||No 1 Silo|
|Commercial Office Developments||Alice Lane Phase One|
|Industrial Developments||Grundfos South Africa|
|International Developments||The Oberoi Centre|
|Other Developments||New Engineering building|
|Refurbishments||University of Pretoria : Mining Industry Study Centre|
|Residential Developments||No 2 Silo|
|Retail Developments||Cradlestone Mall|
|Overall Transformation Award||Noswal Hall|
|Overall Heritage Award||New Military Health Base Depot for SAMHS|
|Overall Green Award||No 1 Silo|
|Innovative Merit Award||Meadowview Business Estate: UTI Pharma, Tshedimosetso House, University of Pretoria: Mining Industry Study Centre|
|Overall winner||No 1 Silo|
No. 1 Silo is part of the first phase in the Silo precinct of V&A Waterfront, which will soon see the redevelopment of the historical Grain Silo and several other buildings around the Grain Silo, projects that Arup is also working on as sustainability and engineering consultants.
Seawater from the Atlantic Ocean is one of the examples of a green solution; using seawater to reject waste heat, thereby eliminating the need for potable water in the cooling system and resulting in huge water savings. The system draws cold seawater (normally between 14-16° C) from the harbour through a titanium plate heat exchanger system in the basement.
Another key to the 6-star rating is the façade on the building. The largely glass design presents challenges, as it needs to remain as transparent as possible, whilst eliminating glare from not only the sun but the sea as well. Glass also adds to energy usage, due to the need for extra cooling in summer and heat loss in winter. To manage this, the building has a double skin façade on the northeast and northwest elevations. These have a clear glass outer layer, 700mm outside the main façade - which is double-glazed. To deal with the glare, there are automatically controlled blinds, found between the two façade skins, which track the sun as it moves across the sky.
However, it is not only the architectural appeal that is considered in these awards. SAPOA notes recognition is based on a holistic approach, which expects developments to be economically viable, to satisfy the needs of the investor and users, to be aesthetically appealing and enhance the locality in which they are situated.
Andries Schaap, GM Investment from Sasol Pension Fund, says, "We are delighted that the mall has earned such a prestigious tribute. So much has gone into making it a success, starting with the need for quality retail and the vision to develop a world-class mall inspired by the World Heritage Site of the Cradle of Humankind. Thousands of people have played a role in conceiving, developing and building the mall. They can all be proud of their contribution to the mall and winning this sought-after award.
"Its fresh design, easy access, entertainment, leisure and total experience all come together to create a complete leading mall package."
The 76,000m² super-regional mall has a fresh retail mix and wide choice in nearly 200 shops, restaurants and services. The line up of retailers led by anchor tenants includes Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Checkers, Game with FoodCo, Dion Wired and the Edcon Group and Food Lovers Market, which will open this year.
Its positive reception has also attracted a selection of new stores which have opened in the mall since it was launched, including latest additions Lego, Baby Boom, Isabella's Food and Cake shop, John Craig and Sunglass Hut. Dis-Chem and Virgin Active are also set to open before year-end.
Cara Grobler, GM of Cradlestone Mall, adds, "This SAPOA accolade is a meaningful and respected honour for the mall. It has enjoyed a positive and exciting beginning. We look forward to what the future holds."