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South African Reserve Bank Building

Identification

South African Reserve Bank Building
103551

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
glass
curtain wall
black
modernism

Usages

commercial office
service branch(es)

Facts

  • 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 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 Reserve Bank is the tallest building in Pretoria and has a black glass and Rustenburg granite facade.
  • This tower block, basement and cantilever-supported auditorium used 80 000 cubic metres of concrete.
  • The second phase consists of four additional podium office floors, a conference banqueting level and a 9-level parking building.
  • 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.

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Location

370 Church Street
0001
Pretoria
Gauteng
South Africa

Technical Data

492.13 ft
492.13 ft
38
2
1986
1988

Involved Companies

consultant, general contractor, structural engineering, surveyor

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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