Corobrik’s pavers were used throughout one of the latest estate developments in KwaZulu-Natal, Elaleni Coastal Forest Estate. Designed by Landscape Architects Uys & White, with construction by North Global Group, the development is premised on an ethos of sustainability that includes the incorporation of natural elements in construction, which is why 10440m² of Corobrik’s Burgundy pavers, 185m² of Burgundy Cobbles and 840m² of Graphite pavers were selected for the roads and walkways.
Pavers match image
“We’ve noticed a particular trend of incorporating Corobrik’s pavers in upmarket estates along the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast. It exudes the right image for the estates,” said Lucas Uys of Landscape Architects Uys & White, before adding that the deep red colour means that impurities, such as oil and soil, are not evident, while the vibrant burgundy colour also gives real “sense of presence”.
The entrance of the estate has an iconic circle known as the Infinity Forest Circle. Within the circle is a stainless-steel structure designed by Lucas that represents the different tree life cycles in forests and nature. The burgundy pavers were used along the main boulevards with intermittent lines of concrete to break the red aesthetic. A mixture of the burgundy and granite cobbles envelope the structure to create a naturally aged impression.
“The Eternal Forest Circle is designed to encourage the residents, and children, to develop an appreciation for the forest biome, with the sculpture becoming part of the estate’s landscape as opposed to being in conflict with it, representative of living as one with nature,” said Lucas.
Durability under load
Musa Shangase, Corobrik’s Commercial Director, adds that because of the clay materials used to create the pavers, they offer an appealing earthy nature that is aesthetically compelling and extremely durable, able to withstand high levels of loading. The pavers are renowned for their colour integrity – possible through natural pigmentation – rich texture and minimal maintenance requirements.
“The latest developments, particularly along the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, prioritise environmental concerns, which is why our breathable clay pavers are such a great option,” explained Musa. “In addition, the paver range – particularly our latest cobbled pavers – offers a timeless, earthy look, and the unmatched durability have seen Corobrik’s pavers constantly chosen for outdoor construction.”
Musa said that Corobrik’s pavers create a really high-quality environment with the herringbone pattern used to create a strong, aesthetically interesting street surface.
“The interplay between colour and texture at the Infinity Forest Circle, as well as the interesting variation in colour makes this a truly remarkable feature and a great welcome to people entering Elaleni Coastal Forest Estate,” concludes Musa.
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