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Safmarine House

22 Riebeek Street
Cape Town South Africa

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1991
  Finished1993
Floor Count26
Floor Area40,000 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - granite
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof341 ft
Width176 ft

Description
Architect: Louis Karol Architects
Construction Company: Murray and Roberts
Structural Engineering: Ove Arup and Partners
Property Management Old Mutual Properties

Cost was $6,000,000 US Dollars upon completion

The building plan allow all office spaces to have natrual light and views

The Institute of South African Architects awarded Safmarine House with the Award of Merit. It also received, in 1994, the Fulton Commendation from the Concrete Society of South Africa

The exterior facade is precast concrete cladding with flamed and polished granite at the base

The building is 53.5M from the tip of one wing to the tip of the opposite one

The excavations for Safmarine House revealed some porcelain from China and some earthenware from Staffordshire

The 22nd and 23rd floors are home to the roof terraces

The pyramid roof is at a 45 degree angle from the rest of the building

Rosa Duna granite, Rock Face granite and Rustenberg granite were all used on this building

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