In 2015 a major refurbishment of the famous shopping mall commenced, and at an early stage Kingspan were invited to attend early design reviews for the façade system makeover.
In the summer of 2015, Kingspan entered a technical collaboration with Batley & Partners based in Johannesburg, to provide product technical assistance to support the façade design ambitions of the lead architect Mr Edmund Batley.
Following many months of technical collaboration between Kingspan, Batley & Associates and installer Chartwell Roofing & Cladding, a final design was completed.
The product chosen was unique, even within Kingspan, as the company had not manufactured this unique combination of products previously. The Kingspan Optimo range of façade panels was incorporated into the new design for the main walls of the entire shopping mall, including the pyramid shaped tower.
The Optimo insulated panel system features a hidden joint detail, concealing fasteners from view, delivering a clean, smooth and aesthetically appealing façade, providing the client with the desired finish – a finish that is unique and unrivalled in South Africa.