Completed Project – Santam

It nice to see a building finally come to life. The Santam project went through a number of redesigns to eventually end up with its current form. The challenge with this project was the steep site and the amount of parking that needed to be accommodated on site, without it being viable from the the main road. A band of office space hides the large parking lot and then transitions to a more of traditional office tower layout above the podium level. The project started with a curved form and a much taller oval office tower but sadly ended up with the final rectilinear shape. Would have been great for the original design to have been realized but I think the end result still has great impact on this prominent site.