South African Reserve Bank Building
Structure in General
- The open Square in front of the building is decorated with fountains and terraces.
- There is a stainless steel, non-representational sculpture "Untitled" by Johan van Heerden which was specially commissioned to complement the building.
- This tower block, basement and cantilever-supported auditorium used 80 000 cubic metres of concrete.
- The Reserve Bank is the tallest building in Pretoria and has a black glass and Rustenburg granite facade.
- The project was awarded the South African Institute of Architects' Merit Award in 1989 and the South African Property Owners Association's Building Merit Award in 1988.
- This was the first flush-glazed glass tower block in the Southern Hemisphere.
- The curtain wall design was developed by the architects in conjunction with a specialist from the USA and input from the PG Glass Company in South Africa.
- The second phase consists of four additional podium office floors, a conference banqueting level and a 9-level parking building.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings