The brief from the client was to create a water-wise and low maintenance landscape which adhered to all the green star requirements set out by the building. The brief was also to allow for further expansion of the building in future development which warranted a large open space that was hydro-seeded with a veldgrass mix to maintain coverage.
The landscape achieves a vast array of colours and textures through the use of a fully indigenous and water-wise planting palette and materials such as packed rock and paving.
Existing trees, specifically the beautiful Erythrina lysistemon (Coral Tree) located at the entrance of the building, played a vital role in shaping the design, a planter was built around the tree to protect it and traffic is diverted around it.
The landscape is also irrigated through the use of a grey water harvesting system.Situated on the corner of January Masilela drive and Amarand Avenue in Menlyn Maine, the Regus building is a green star rated building which houses a number on companies within its walls.
The building contains planting on both the street level as well as on the roof. The plants chosen for this building are waterwise and give varying colours and textures throughout the year.
The landscape was designed in such a manner as to speak to the landscaping prevalent within the precinct by implementing familiar shapes in the form of the ground-floor planters as well as distinct lines and patterns within the paving.