A brief was delivered to convert a disused Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University sports hall into office space, a specialised storage and archive facility, exhibition space and boardroom. The project was completed in 2010 and saw the addition of another level to the building in order to accommodate all the functional requirements.
Furthermore, a controlled environment with a specialised storage system was provided in order to store sensitive and historical documents.
Sound is also sufficiently absorbed by the ceiling panels, ensuring the necessary privacy. Air and light flow through the space by means of a floating ceiling and because offices are all situated around a central meeting room and next to panels of windows, ample natural light is provided. This improves the wellbeing of employees while encouraging productivity.
The resulting fresh and open space benefits employees in several ways while challenging the stereotypical perceptions of office space.