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Twickenham Student Residence

Johannesburg

The Twickenham Student Housing Project is currently under construction. The design is for approximately 480 student bedrooms, and caters for single units, as well as sharing and double rooms.

The new building includes a restaurant, coffee shop, serviced ‘co-working’ offices, event spaces, meeting rooms and a landscaped roof terrace. The development philosophy uniquely provides small, local businesses an opportunity to own offices in the rapidly growing business centre of Rosebank, within comfortable walking distance to public transport and Gautrain Station.

The Restored Offices Encourage Vibrant Public Activity

The building’s relationship with its surroundings is expressed in the restrained simplicity of its form. Carefully articulated vertical lines are drawn from the scale and proportions of the old heritage building – interpreted in a modern way. Using parametric design technology, the architects modelled unique façade panels that were inspired by the Art Deco design of the original fire station, and added black vertical fins to improve thermal performance on the elevation, and creating shadowed depth of relief on the building elevations.

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