The Bank is an exciting new mixed-use development in the hub of Rosebank, Johannesburg.
It is an approximately 14,300 sqm, 12 Storey mixed-use building with 3 additional floors of basement parking. The structure of the existing 4 storey building, previously a bank, is being retained and added onto. The ground floor consists of retail, restaurants and hotel reception and conference facilities. The other 11 floors are occupied by offices and a hotel.
The public areas around the building on ground floor level will be activated through the design of pedestrian friendly landscaping and furniture. The building uses mainly renewable energy sources, such as a solar farm on the roof to power the building, as well as a heat recovery system which reuses the waste heat from the HVAC to heat water for the hotel.
The design aesthetic celebrates the history of the original building as a banking institute. The deep facebrick façade creates an impression of strength and resilience, which is softened by the greenery along the façade. The building then defragments at the top into a minimalist crown, which creates deep landscaped roof gardens in which to enjoy the views of the Johannesburg skyline.
Systems Africa is installing Salto electronic locks to manage access to the guest rooms and back of house areas. Systems Africa has also installed Salto controllers in the lifts to control access to floors – guests may only access the floor where their rooms are situated.
By installing vehicle barriers and drop arm pedestrian barriers controlled by Salto controllers Systems Africa has secured the building.
As an added feature the Salto system enables guests to use their smart phones to access their rooms. This means that on arrival guests don’t have to check in at Reception they can go straight to their rooms by using the Salto App which would have been activated for the duration of their stay when they book their room. Their phone will send the lift to the floor where their room is situated and open the door. If enabled the guest will also be able to access the gym, pool and spa.
Systems Africa is proud to be associated with:
DMSQS Quantity Surveyors