Hazendal Wine Estate restoration and redevelopment
The architecture of Hazendal Wine Estate, a 320-year-old wine farm in Stellenbosch, combines both Russian and South African elements, making it one of a kind.
Owned by Dr Mark Volshin and managed as a family affair for the past 25 years, in 2018, the time came for some restoration and redevelopment to be done in order to revitalise this Wineland destination. The family wanted to keep the estate’s rich heritage alive, while at the same time create a unique experience for visitors.
New and old
As part of the redevelopment, a new administration wing was built in line with three historical barn structures of similar scale. The problem, however, was the proximity of the new wing to the old historical homestead, where a clash of eras had to be avoided.
The result was an understated new administration building, which is simple and elegantly detailed. In all-white Equitone cladding, it is presented as a modern interpretation of an old Cape barn.
A modern take on the old Cape barn
Given the fast-track nature of the project, a decision was made to use steel for the construction of the building frame. The Equitone cladding was then fixed to this frame using the SikaTack Panel Adhesive System, a product which negates the need for unsightly screws or rivets, thereby allowing a beautifully smooth and elegant finish to the facade.
The permanent elastic nature of the SikaTack Panel Adhesive System, combined with the ability to adhere to a variety of panel substrate types, accommodates the natural differential movement of varying building materials.
- The SikaTack Panel System includes:
• SikaTack Panel Primer, which was applied to the framework and to the back of the Equitone White panel to ensure proper adhesion.
• SikaTack Panel Tape was used to hold the panel in place while the SikaTack Panel-50 adhesive cures fully.
Together with the main contractor, First African Cladding, and the subcontractor, Cladding SA, Sika South Africa helped to ensure that the process ran smoothly by conducting training and doing regular follow-ups. The project was completed in just under a year.
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