4th Floor Additions at Melrose Manor

YEAR

2022

LOCATION

Melrose, Johannesburg

CATEGORY

Senior Living

CLIENT

Auria Senior Living

  • YEAR : 2022
  • LOCATION : Melrose, Johannesburg
  • CATEGORY : Senior Living
  • CLIENT : Auria Senior Living
  • VISUALIZATION :
MELROSE ARCH, SANDTON

4TH FLOOR ADDITIONS TO MELROSE MANOR

4th Floor Additions to the Melrose Manor Senior Living Community

Melrose Arch, Sandton

The 4th Floor Additions to The Melrose Manor Senior Living Community entails 10 new Apartments on the 4th Floor of Melrose Manor.

By raising the height of the new addition above the existing roof slab, we were no longer constrained by the position of the existing service shafts in the way we approached the layouts of the new apartments, since all services and plumbing can now be accommodated within the void that the raised floor creates. The raised floor level also provides the opportunity to open up more of the view over Melrose due to the new apartments being at a higher level overlooking the neighbouring buildings. This let to a recess that can now be created within the façade that is painted a darker color and becomes a shadow line that distinguishes the existing building from the new addition.

Arches with barrel vaulted ceilings are used to create the patios which references the unique character of the existing building. These arches are broken up with less deep, recessed rectangular balconies that have louvered sections above to allow filtered North light to enter the bedrooms while still providing a roof overhang for solar control and weather proofing.

The middle wing section is accessible and landscaped with planters, grass and gravel in a similar fashion as the courtyards on the First floor. At the end of the roof there is a pergola that creates a shaded space for Pilates and Yoga sessions or to be utilized for outdoor events. This decked area will have a magnificent view over the Wanderers club next door.

 

Project information

  • Project Value: R35 million
  • Project Size: 1940m2
  • Project Type:  High Density; Residential
  • Status: Design development

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