Located on the corner of Nicol and Bradford Road, Bedfordview. An 11 storey, high-rise office building for IUM head office, Features include gym, office space, rooftop terrace and basement parking.
Careful thought and consideration have gone into creating the iconic design of the new IUM building, art, architecture and design for part of the client’s corporate identity and CM Architects have aligned their design principles with the client’s vision to create a truly iconic building in the commercial building landscape of South Africa.
IUM prides itself in offering its clients state of the art, tailored and bespoke insurance products and the highest levels of service and wanted their building to reflect their corporate ethos.
The building has a number of advanced solutions for such as. Frit-dot Glazing, the glass envelope is the first building in Africa to have its entire glazed façade specified with the Frit-dot system glazing panels. These enamelled dots achieve a combination of benefits including solar control and shading, decoration and privacy.
The Air conditioning system uses Mitsubishi’s heat recovery variable refrigerant flow system and is one of the most efficient HVAC systems per kilowatt of cooling capacity available in the world today.
An array of solar panels which supplement the grid fed power Energy efficient water heating and rain water harvesting system Vertical landscaping, on various levels of the building.
The interior design of the work spaces follows on from the cutting edge design of the external architecture. Spaces are finished with triple-A grade finishes throughout giving a luxurious and artistic feel to the environment. This results in a working space that is conducive to productivity and also allows teams to operate in a spacious unrestricted setting.
The brief was to create a “home away from home” and no expense was spared to create a luxurious, relaxing place to work in.
The building also accommodates Africa’s first 6 star gym. This exclusive fitness centre offers the very latest in training technology and equipment, having a floor area of3592 sqm it can accommodate 5000 members. The gym has child care facilities, spinning and Pilates studios, a fully kitted out boxing training area, external training area and sprinting track.
Architecture & Interior Design by Cimato Moroldo.
Body Action Gym Interior Design by SnA Architects