1 Mutual Place, Sandton

For the new 35,000sqm Mutual Place in Sandton, DSGN specified Pentafloor’s access flooring and Shaw Contract’s Dye Lab and Hexagon Citron carpet tiles. The carpeting products are of a superior quality, with colours and textures that are reminiscent of those found in nature.

The new head office of Old Mutual Limited, located in the heart of Sandton, achieved a 5-Star Green Star Office v1.1 Design rating in September 2016. The 12-storey mixed-use office building was designed to align with the company’s reinvigorated brand, and to reflect the importance of collaboration as well as Old Mutual’s customer-centric culture.

This has been achieved by creating engaging and welcoming public spaces that encourage interaction between people, and by creating a flow between the interior and exterior spaces. With a floor area of almost 35,000sqm, the project is the first of five buildings developed on the site over a single super basement. The site is a brownfields site extremely well located immediately opposite the Sandton Gautrain station, which makes the building very accessible to the commuting public.

Other sustainable building features include a double glazed, high performance façade with blinds installed on all floors to assist with thermal performance, together with an HVAC system with improved efficiency and LED lighting.

Shaw Contract’s Dye Lab and Hexagon Citron carpet tiles, supplied by Pentafloor®, contributed significantly to the material sustainability of the project as the products are Cradle to Cradle Certified™ (Silver) and Living Building Challenge (LBC) compliant. In addition, both products contribute to all the following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits:

  • MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimisation – Material Ingredient Optimization
  • MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimisation – Material Ingredient Reporting
  • MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimisation – Environmental Product Declaration
  • MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure – Sourcing of Raw Materials
  • MR Credit: Interiors Life-Cycle Impact Reduction

Hexagon reflects the cultural shift toward more collaborative environments – influencing the ways in which we work, walk, communicate and create. As a six-sided connector of space, this product encourages collaborative chemistry, building a social hive for new communities.

Dye Lab explores the colour shifts created by naturally dyeing fabric in an organic progression from lightly pigmented to intensely saturated. Ancient wash and dye techniques are reinterpreted and fabric is woven, twisted, bundled, dipped and dyed. The results are unpredictable and the feeling luxurious. No two tiles are ever precisely the same, ensuring that each installation is truly unique.

For more on Pentafloor’s product and service offerings, reach out to us on +27 (0)11 447 6759 or info@pentafloor.co.za.

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