A philosopher once said that for as long as you still pass skyscrapers and marked-off construction areas every now and again in your daily life, there’s hope and there’s growth! Paolo Trinchero, chief executive officer at the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), agrees, noting that the 56 entries for the Steel Awards 2017 reflect steel as the material of choice.
Steel producer, ArcelorMittal South Africa, was part of three of the innovative, award-winning projects, showing that local steel products are still a strong competitor.
Project name: Summit Place, eleven-storey office building.
Location: 221 Garsfontein Road, Menlyn, Tshwane, Gauteng.
ArcelorMittal steel used: 0,8mm high-strength galvanised coil.
Mitek light steel frame category winner.
Nominated by Clotan Steel and Ohlhorst, the Summit Place Premium Grade office building in Tshwane stands on the intersection of Garsfontein Road and the N1 highway. The high-strength galvanised steel used to construct the light steel frame made it possible for the architect to introduce curved facade walls – a shape that complements the contemporary design and eye-catching glass facade.
Project name: Kasane International Airport.
Location: Upper Road, Kasane, Botswana.
ArcelorMittal steel used: 0,58mm Dove Grey Chromadek® colour coil.
GRS metal cladding category winner.
For a third consecutive year, one of Global Roofing Solutions’ (GRS’s) nominated projects took honours in this category. As the proud manufacturer and supplier of Chromadek® ArcelorMittal South Africa is honoured to share in this record.
Project name: Menlyn Time Square Arch and Globe Bar.
Location: Time Square Casino entrance, Tshwane, Gauteng.
ArcelorMittal steel used: Nostra reinforcing bar.
Architectural category winner.
Even though this project is yet to be completed, with the Sun Arena and a phase of the hotel in its final construction phase, this part of the project managed to already strike the judging panel as remarkable. WBHO specifically used steel to achieve the complex-shaped curve visible from the entrance as well as from inside the bar in a short space of time.
For the team at the SAISC, the core function of the annual Steel Awards is to provide a marketing platform where industry players can showcase and celebrate the past year’s hard work. For ArcelorMittal South Africa, as more skyscrapers silhouettes continue to go up, these awards are also a symbol of hope for the future of the steel sector.
ArcelorMittal South Africa
Tel: 016 889 9111
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The Summit Place office building.