Dispatch Building  – for, Werlex Properties (Pty) Ltd
The Media Mill, Millpark, Johannesburg (RSA)                 
6 500m² (1 500m² offices / 5 000m² structured parking)                 
Completed – 2006 

This office building is an infill project into an existing industrial fabric (old bread bakery) that has been recycled into office space.  The buildings in the complex have names such as The Bakery, The Mill and the Anchor (yeast) building.  The brief called for this building to have an industrial feel that does not conflict with its surroundings. Materials used are burnt bricks (un-plastered), off the shutter concrete, corrugated steel cladding and metal window frames.  The foyers were tiled with recycled steel tiles from the original bakery and the lift shaft is steel caged.

 


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Built