Forward-thinking design by Paragon Architects allows for a variety of options in terms of gathering spaces at mixed-use student accommodation development in Pretoria.
The iconic 1 Discovery Place in Sandton has been awarded a 5 Star, Green Star Interiors v1 certification by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). It is also only one of a handful of projects to have achieved a 6 Star, Green Star As-Built rating.
The recently completed Pecanwood College project at Hartebeespoort in the North West Province has allowed the school capacity to expand by an additional 350 scholars. Pecanwood College is a brand of ADvTECH, Africa’s leading private education provider. The upgrading of existing facilities and infrastructure has transformed the space into a welcoming and exciting learning environment ready for future generations.
Paragon Group, specialising in architecture and interior architecture, has announced a series of promotions to associate level. From data centres to sports complexes and iconic office developments, the Group’s diverse experience and expertise continues to stand it in good stead in the property and construction market, which has been hard-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mixed-use developments are a growing trend in the residential property development market because they reduce travel time for residents and offer more convenience, choice and an integrated lifestyle.
When German multinational B.Braun decided to establish a new integrated pharmaceutical plant in Longlake 20 Business Park in Johannesburg, property developer Zenprop turned to Paragon Architects South Africa (PASA), part of the Paragon Group. Representing one of the most significant industrial investments in South Africa in recent times, the project included office, laboratory, warehousing and production spaces, with a total gross area of 6 435 m2.
Bringing in new blood is important to ensure sustainability and creativity throughout the architecture profession. Over the past few years, the Paragon Group has committed itself to develop young talent by employing a number of new graduates each year and training them until they become fully-registered professionals.
It is so important to demonstrate opportunities for career advancement at present. “Morale throughout the profession is not at its best during these extraordinary and trying times, yet we continue to grow and excel and produce great work for our clients,” says Paragon Interface Senior Associate Kirstin Cavanagh.
The existing taxi rank on the corner of Katherine Street and Albertyn Road has been transformed into a P-grade office development by Paragon Architects.
Paragon Architects has collaborated with respected Ghanaian multi-disciplinary design practice MultiCAD on the first commercial office building at Appolonia City for Gateway Real Estate Africa (GREA).
Striking a balance between working from home and returning to the workplace is likely to result in the ‘hybrid office’ of the future, according to Paragon Interface Senior Associate Kirsty Schoombie.