Melrose Manor – Senior Living Estate
Melrose Arch, Sandton
The Melrose Manor senior living estate, located close to Melrose Arch in Sandton, involves the refurbishment of an existing building with a very unique Mediterranean character. Our approach was to enhance the unique ambience of the existing building by introducing new elements that would compliment the existing style and accentuate it in a contemporary manner. This was achieved by adding a new porte-cochere entrance, a series of pergolas, planted screens to create privacy and differentiate different functions, vaulted ceilings to give more volume to the dining room, new natural finishes and by bringing in more natural light. Through these additions and alterations the goal was to provide a varied spatial experience as you move through the building and to create comfortable and inviting spaces to spend time with family and friends..
The existing courtyards between the building wings were also redesigned in order to rejuvenate these under-utilized spaces in view of the apartments. This was achieved by designing lush gardens on top of the existing floor slab within a series of planters. The layout was organized based on the classical principle of creating a vista along an axis. Various spaces of repose and a fountain exist as destinations along the meandering route.
The layout of various apartments will redesigned to allow for an open plan spatial configuration which is more conducive to contemporary living. These apartments will also receive new furniture and finishes that embraces the existing Mediterranean character with modern chic.
- Project Value: R35 million
- Project Size: 12 500 m²
- Project Type: Senior Living
- Status: Design Development