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									architectural
                category nominations
                         CATEGORY WINNER


           STEEL AWARDS 2010


             WINNER:
        ARCHITECTURAL
                THE FREEDOM
               PARK MUSEUM
 The outcome is a structure with high

  caliber steelwork that forms a prime

          heritage landmark for all South               Situated on the Salvokop Hill in Pretoria, the Freedom Park heritage site
                                                        overlooks the southern gateways to the city centre. It is located strategically
       Africans and an important tourist
                                                        between Unisa and the Voortrekker Monument.
               attraction. Only through the
                                                        Initiated by former president Thabo Mbeki, the site is a space where the rich
  extensive use of structural steel as a                cultural heritage of all South Africans can be celebrated. Freedom Park serves
                                                        as a centre of remembrance of all people that have died in military conflicts in
      primary building material was this                the country and will ultimately promote unity, peace and reconciliation.

                                    made possible.
                                                        The Freedom Park Museum forms part of the second phase of the heritage
                                                        development named //hapo, pronounced “Hlapo”. It is derived from the San
                                                        word, meaning “a dream is only a dream if it is dreamt by the community”.
                                                        The different epochs of a history dating back 3.6 billion years, will be housed
                                                        in interlinked units.

                                                        A visitor centre, archive area and canteen are also housed in the museum.
                                                        The building is surrounded by pathways and landscape structures, all with
                                                        specific symbolic meanings.




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The irregular shaped building blocks represent a cluster of boulders or rocks that       sculpt the complex façade shapes.
typically forms part of the African landscape. Copper was chosen for cladding
                                                                                     I Close cooperation between the engineer, the
to the roofs and sides of the building, taking into account the symbolic signif-
                                                                                       steelwork contractor and the workshop
icance of copper in African cultures. This further enhances the boulder-like
                                                                                       detailer to agree on standardisation in
appearance of the building. Steel played a major 'supporting role' in achieving        detailing to speed up the steel fabrication
the actual construction of the boulders.                                               and building processes.

The building creates the image of a multi-storey unit when seen from the             I Extensive detailed 2D structural steel draw-
outside, whilst smaller spaces were created inside using dry-walling partitioning.     ings which were converted to 3D drawings
                                                                                       by the workshop detailer.
The structure presented some key construction challenges:
                                                                                     The boulder units consist of a primary system of
I The building had to express the architectural concept - the museum is              multilevel concrete structures with a top level of
  designed as a group of asymmetrically shaped buildings on different levels.        braced structural steel frames (I-beams/trusses
I Speed of construction: it was a fast track 24-month project (including the         and columns). A secondary steel frame system,
  design phase).                                                                     consisting mostly of angle frames, connects to
                                                                                     the primary structure. Combined with the purlins
I It had to be an economical but durable landmark structure.                         and girts, this system enabled the complex
                                                                                     shapes of the multi-faceted boulders to be
Structural steel was chosen as the only primary construction material that           formed.
would enable these challenges to be met. Innovative steelwork solutions were
developed using:                                                                     The façade system, consisting of cold-formed
                                                                                     top hat sections, timber boarding and standing
I A universal connection system, which allowed maximum flexibility to
                                                                                     seam copper cladding, is fixed onto the boulders.
                                                                                     An added complexity to the design and manu-
                                                                                     facturing process was that the asymmetric
                                                                                     design did not allow for much repetition of steel
                                                                                     elements. Each steel frame has a unique and
                                                                                     innovative design which allows the mounting of
                                                                                     additional elements on the structure.

                                                                                     The inside of the ‘boulder’ consists of complex
                                                                                     dry-walling partitions. Steelwork support frames
                                                                                     were also required for supporting the boulders’
                                                                                     irregular ceiling shapes.

                                                                                     The selection of a steel frame system had a
                                                                                     number of practical advantages, which included
                                                                                     the possibility to construct it within a tight time
                                                                                     schedule - a number of boulders had to be
                                                                                     constructed and completed before the World
                                                                                     Cup. In addition, the framework had to be
                                                                                     extremely flexible to allow the steelwork work-
                                                                                     shop detailing and fabrication of the main
                                                                                     frames to proceed while the architect developed
                                                                                     the external façade and internal dry walling
                                                                                     design.

                                                                                     Whilst the primary steel frames were manufac-
                                                                                     tured, concrete construction took place on site.
                                                                                     In turn, while the primary frames were erected
                                                                                     on site, the workshop was busy with secondary
                                                                                     frames. This parallel process significantly
                                                                                     reduced the construction period.


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                         CATEGORY WINNER


           STEEL AWARDS 2010

The outcome is a structure with high calibre
steelwork that forms a prime heritage landmark
for all South Africans and an important tourist
attraction. Only through the extensive use of
structural steel as a primary building material
was this made possible.


JUDGE’S COMMENT
This boulder concept is oh so easy to imagine,
but oh so complicated to replicate using steel,
copper, timber and light weight internal
cladding.

The architectural form expressive of rocks in the
landscape is made real through the use of steel.

The steel framed planes fold to form the walls          Good engineering, detailing and the strategic placing of holes for future connec-
and roofs clad in copper, in a complex geometry.        tions allowed the basic support framework to be under construction whilst the
The geometric form could not have been                  architectural team was still sorting out the exact planes for the cladding.
achieved without using steel framing and the
resolution of this complexity is key to the             In recognition of the truly excellent professional and contracting work, to resolve
project’s success.                                      the construction methods and detail the Freedom Park Museum, deserves to receive
                                                        the architectural category award for excellence in the use of steel.


   project team
      Developer/Owner:
      Freedom Park (Subsidiary of the
      Department of Arts & Culture)

      Architect:
      Office of Collaborative Architects: Gapp
      Architects / Urban designers, Luyanda
      Mpahlwa DesignSpace Africa (Pty) Ltd,
      Mashabane Rose Architects

      Structural Engineer:
      Aurecon

      Quantity Surveyor:
      Davis Langdon / Chauke QS

      Project Manager:
      PMSA

      Main Contractor:
      Fikile – Stefanutti Stocks JV

      Steelwork Contractor:
      Central Welding Works

      Detailer:
      Bendraft

      Landscape Architect:
      NLA / Bagale / Greening Inc. / Momo JV



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                                                                                       CATEGORY COMMENDATION


                                                                                       STEEL AWARDS 2010


                                                                                       COMMENDATION:
                                                                                       ARCHITECTURAL
                                                                                       NIKE FOOTBALL
                                                                                       TRAINING CENTRE,
                                                                                       SOWETO
                                                                                       This is a lesson in how to achieve the
The Nike football training centre, located on the north side of Chris Hani Road        impossible in virtually no time.. This
(previously Old Potch) in Klipspruit, is a new addition to the exceptional archi-
tecture projects seen all over Soweto. It is but a few blocks away from the            was accomplished using the A team
Maponya Mall, overall winner of Steel Awards 2008.
                                                                                       of consulting engineers, the A team
The attractive rusty brown ‘ribbed’ shell of the building cleverly spells out
                                                                                       main contractor and the A team of
SOWETO and invites one into the high-tech, funky interior. Inside, posters with
motivational slogans of football stars adorn some of the walls. One confirmed          steelwork and other subcontractors.
that the judges were in the right place:

It is important to have a mind of steel – Didier Drogba

Giving young footballers access to high-end training facilities, football educa-
tion and top-level coaching, the centre gives aspiring players the chance to
train and feel like a pro. But it’s not just about football; it’s about education on
and off the pitch. Essential life skills and HIV awareness are taught to enable
every young athlete to reach their full potential.

The construction of this building also pushed the project team to reach their full
potential!                                                                               project team
                                                                                          Developer/Owner:
                                                                                          Nike South Africa (Pty) Ltd

                                                                                          Architect:
                                                                                          Luyanda Mpahlwa DesignSpace Africa

                                                                                          Structural Engineer:
                                                                                          AKI (now part of Aurecon Group)

                                                                                          Project Manager:
                                                                                          SIP Project Managers (Pty) Ltd

                                                                                          Main Contractor:
                                                                                          Rainbow Construction (Pty) Ltd

                                                                                          Steelwork Contractor:
                                                                                          Tass Engineering (Pty) Ltd



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The development included two all weather                Before anyone complains that the project’s steelwork was completed in 2010 and
pitches, two grass pitches, refurbished existing        not 2009 as per the rules of the competition, your judging team decided to bend
changing facilities and ablutions as well as new        the rules because the project would really lose all its awards impact were it to
administration / events building.                       wait for next year.

This building is a two storey structure cut into        Steel played a major role in achieving the dead lines. The speed of erection of
the sloping bank to the south of the pitches. The       the structural frame and floors allowed adequate time for the main contractor
part basement, lower ground floor includes              to build the walls, clad the building in stone, install all services, finishes, etc.,
additional changing facilities, storage areas and       and achieve the completion date set by the client.
pitch access. The upper ground floor will be used
for events, educational training, viewing
                                                        JUDGE’S COMMENT
matches as well as a ‘chill’ area for the young
football players. The roof structure functions as       No expenses spared, mad rush job, must be open by the World Cup, must be
an open air match viewing area.                         decorated with special works of art. This is a lesson in how to achieve the impos-
                                                        sible in virtually no time.
The beautiful art works, some made out of steel
wires imported from India; some of milled-out           This was accomplished using the A team of consulting engineers, the A team
brushed aluminium plates; some out of perforated        main contractor and the A team of steelwork and other subcontractors.
punched plates, form part of the aesthetic
integrity of the building.                              This project exemplifies how to put the fast track concept into practice. There is
                                                        no doubt that South African professional and contracting teams can be moti-
A FAST FORWARD CONSTRUCTION                             vated to produce a cleverly engineered and architecturally outstanding building
PROCESS                                                 in no time even with a complication or two.
The client’s brief was for the new facility to be
completed by 15 May 2010 (yes, you guessed it – to
be finished by the 2010 World Cup) with a site start
date of 14 December 2009. To meet this extremely
tight programme the engineer elected to specify
BondDek slabs supported by a structural steel frame.

Structural stability was achieved by a combination
of shear walls and steel cross bracing. The floor
grid comprised secondary universal beams
supported by main beams. The roof viewing slab
and steel sheeted areas were supported by 14m
span trusses. All member supporting slabs were
designed as composite structures with shear studs.

The programme
I Shop detailing started – 11 December 2009.
  Completed – 24 December 2009.
I Before all the shop drawings were completed,
  materials procurement was already in process.
  Fabrication of structural steelwork started
  early January 2010 while the reinforced
  concrete foundations were being constructed.
I Steelwork erection started – 22 January 2010.
  Main steel frame and 1 900m2 of BondDek
  slab completed – 22 February 2010.
I Further design development occurred after
  erection but the structural steel was still
  completed by 29 April 2010.


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                                             CATEGORY NOMINATIONS


                                             STEEL AWARDS 2010


architectural
          category nomination
Eastgate Shopping Centre Extension                                              SHORTLISTED

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Liberty Properties
Architect:
MDS Architecs
Structural Engineer:
AKI (now part of the Aurecon Group) / KAYP
Quantity Surveyor:
MLC Quantity Surveyors
Project Manager:
Henry Mokala
Main Contractor:
Grinaker-LTA
Steelwork Contractor:
Impact Engineering Gauteng cc
Detailer:
PSM Modelling




architectural
          category nomination
UNISA Es’kia Mphahlele Registration Halls                                       SHORTLISTED

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
UNISA
Architect:
HMZ Architect & Developers
Structural Engineer:
HGK Consulting cc
Quantity Surveyor:
SSC Llale and Company JV
Main Contractor:
G Liviero & Son Building (Pty) Ltd
Steelwork Contractor:
J R Kopano Engineering cc & Prospan
Structures cc
Detailer:
Dagorotech cc




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architectural
           category nomination
Cape Town High Court                                    SHORTLISTED

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Western Cape Provincial Government
Architect:
MLB Architects
Structural Engineer:
BKC Engineers
Quantity Surveyor:
London & Partners
Main Contractor:
Superway Construction (Pty) Ltd
Steelwork Contractor:
LJ Le Roux Industries (Pty) Ltd
Cellular Beam Supplier:
Macsteel Trading (Pty) Ltd




architectural
           category nomination
House Meyer                                             SHORTLISTED

PROJECT TEAM
Architect:
Paolo Deliperi Architect
Structural Engineer:
Loctan Engineering
Main Contractor:
The Building Company
Steelwork Contractor:
Loctan Engineering




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           STEEL AWARDS 2010


architectural
           category nomination
House Celeste and Pieter Venter                         SHORTLISTED

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Celeste and Pieter Venter
Architect:
Pieter Venter Architects
Structural Engineer:
Conic Engineers
Quantity Surveyor:
Frik Jankowitz van Zyl and Partners
Project Manager:
Pieter Venter Architects
Main Contractor:
Henri Husselmann Contractors
Steelwork Contractor:
Quality Ports and Steel




architectural
           category nomination
National Library of SA                                  SHORTLISTED

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Department of Public Works
Architect:
Jeremy Malan Architects (Greg Luis)
Structural Engineer:
MPA Consulting
Quantity Surveyor:
Taljaard, Meyer Storm
Project Manager:
Jeremie Malan Architects & Interiors
Main Contractor:
WBHO/ Rainbow Construction
Steelwork Contractor:
Maristeel
Detailer:
Jeremie Malan Architects & Interiors




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architectural
         category nomination
Absolute Farenden

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Sea Crest Investments 120 (Pty) Ltd
Architect:
Jeremie Malan Architects & Interiors
Structural Engineer:
Egmont Furstenburg Consulting Engineers
Quantity Surveyor:
Taljaard, Meyer Storm Inc. - TMS Group
Main Contractor:
NGA Construction (Pty) Ltd.
Steelwork Contractor:
Marshall's Steel
              CATEGORY NOMINATIONS


           STEEL AWARDS 2010


architectural
           category nomination
Kwanobuhle Shopping Centre

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Lamprecht Projects cc
Architect:
Lamprecht Projects cc
Structural Engineer:
WSP SA Civil & Structrural Engineers (Pty) Ltd
Project Manager:
Lamprecht Projects cc
Main Contractor:
Lamprecht Projects cc
Steelwork Contractor:
Bisho Steel Construction (Pty) Ltd
Detailer:
USMBS Jeffreys Bay
Cellular Beam Supplier:
Macsteel Trading (Pty) Ltd




architectural
           category nomination
Legacy Corner

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Legacy Group
Architect:
Bentel Associates International
Structural Engineer:
Tony Ritchie Engineers cc
Project Manager:
Tass Engineering (Pty) Ltd
Main Contractor:
LDV Construction Management (Pty) Ltd
Steelwork Contractor:
Tass Engineering (Pty) Ltd
Detailer:
Pinnacle Projects




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architectural
         category nomination
The Rainbow House

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
The Zodav Trust
Architect:
Abraham Cunio
Structural Engineer:
Rozowsky Associates
Main Contractor:
Abraham Cunio – Architect
Steelwork Contractor:
Raven Steel




architectural
         category nomination
Ring of Fire – Soccer City

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
City of Johannesburg
Architect:
Boogertman Urban Edge & Partners
Structural Engineer:
PD Naidoo & Associates
Quantity Surveyor:
Llale & Co.
Main Contractor:
Grinaker-LTA – Interbeton
Steelwork Contractor:
Omni Struct Nkosi (Pty) Ltd
Detailer:
Omni Struct Nkosi (Pty) Ltd




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architectural
           category nomination
Pivot Hotel Canopies

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Southern Sun
Architect:
Nsika Architectural & Design
Structural Engineer:
WSP Structures Africa
Quantity Surveyor:
Quanticost
Main Contractor:
WBHO
Steelwork Contractor:
Omni Struct Nkosi (Pty) Ltd
Detailer:
Omni Struct Nkosi (Pty) Ltd




architectural
           category nomination
8 Rugby Road

PROJECT TEAM
Developer/Owner:
Thabo Tembo
Architect:
Bomax Architects (Pty) Ltd
Structural Engineer:
Jerome Daniels from Gadomsi
Quantity Surveyor:
Mahlati Liebetrau
Project Manager:
Mick Murphy Projects
Main Contractor:
Mick Murphy Projects
Steelwork Contractor:
Siyazama Steel (Pty) Ltd




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