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trade : caribbean shade

  • Location : Paarden Island,Cape Town
  • Year : 2008
  • Client : Region Trails Investments
  • Contractor : N/A
  • Project Cost : R 2 000 000 (est)

This building was designed as part of a package to update both the corporate branding and architecture for a successful exterior furnishing company. The essential aim of the design was to create an eye catching "billboard" façade to display the company's products in a way that is both contemporary and natural. This has been achieved using the combination of materials such as concrete, large glass volumes and a gum pole sun-screen element. In addition to focusing on the external architecture, the brief also included transforming the internal display areas to improve the marketability of the products.