The SAPSA Awards are held in recognition of the professional excellence of individuals and organisations across industries such as accounting, management consulting, architecture, legal, quantity surveying, and engineering.
Winner: Architectural Firm of the Year – Paragon Architects
Winner: Architecture Professional of the Year – Anthony Orelowitz
Sasol Place is the new Global Head Office for the multinational Petro-Chemical company Sasol. The project was an extremely complex and detailed fit-out within a unique building.
In-depth research of global best practice, and regular engagements with Sasol ensured a considered and efficient workplace, offering a palette of places to residents and guests.
Working closely with Paragon Architects, Paragon Interface has achieved a timeless, elegant design with seamless transitions between base build and fit out. A world class, beautiful, high performance workplace which unifies the “One Sasol” culture.
The goal was to create a mixed-use, flexible, functional, robust and sustainable environment highlighting the key principles of GE, industrial innovation and African collaboration.
As such the Fit-out through the use of the Customer Experience centre, healthcare experience, and training and development centre showcases and teaches users about GE’S technology towards African Localised sustainability in the industries of Energy, aviation, healthcare, oil and gas, and transportation. This ethos is drawn through the use of local African materials, and products, facilitated through the most contemporary and innovative of African industrial design and designer in the overall team.
GE Africa Innovation Centre - GE Africa Innovation Centre Localisation and Industrial Design. Paragon Interface worked as designers with Kathy Berman and local artists to design and source artwork and furniture for the project.
Paragon Group won in the following categories:
Winner: Professional Services – Architecture for 140 West Street
Winner: The Afrisam Innovation Award for Sustainable Construction for Alice Lane Phase 3
Highly Commended: Professional Services - Architecture for Sasol Place
Highly Commended: The Afrisam innovation Award for Sustainable Construction for GE Africa Innovation Centre