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#The Angle on Oxford - 5F - Commercial - Illovo | Planned

Courtesy dhk Architects.

The Angle on Oxford

The Angle on Oxford takes its name from the distinctive shape of both the site and structure. This mixed use commercial property is situated on Oxford Road, in the new High Density Zone between the Sandton and Rosebank. The distinctive angled facades provide a dynamic prow like presence to the public open space at the apex of the site.

The six storey building consists primarily of 31,300 m² of office space located on the five storeys above ground level. The 900 m2 retail area is primarily intended to provide services to the office workers in the building above and gives pedestrian scale active street frontage.

Two vehicular accesses provide entry into the parking decks. The main entry is located on the signalised intersection of Bompas and Oxford Roads and the other is in Reform Road off North Street on the eastern side of the property. 1,241 parking bays are provided in half stepped levels to take advantage of the natural slope of the ground.












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The Angle on Oxford

This property is where the Wendy Mechanik office used to be

This prime, mixed use commercial property is strategically located on Oxford Road, in the new High Density Zone between Sandton and Rosebank.

The site is centrally situated, just south of the Corlett Drive and Oxford retail hub, at the signalised intersection at the apex of Bompas Road, facing the oncoming traffic from Illovo towards Rosebank. This Iconic development is easily accessible and enjoys great visibility from Bompas Road, Oxford Road, and Corlett Drive.

CONSISTS OF 27,334 M² OF OFFICE SPACE AND 1,272 M² OF RETAIL SPACE LOCATED OVER FIVE STOREYS WITH ARRIVAL LOBBIES, AND GROUND FLOOR PARKING.

The building is split around a centralized arrival forecourt, where two distinct office arrival lobbies allow for individual company branding and identity.

At ground level, two jockey lifts arrive from basement parking, to deliver staff and visitors into the towering height of the public entrance forecourt. Here pedestrians will arrive via sweeping stairs and a ramp from the public piazza facing Oxford and Bompas Road.

Celebrating the corner, the iconic leaning leading edge is fully glazed, while the balance of the facade is protected by the angled sun screens, providing ever changing dynamic visual animation as the sun angles vary externally, whilst mitigating heat gain and improving the quality of the indoor environment.

The retail area is primarily intended to provide services to the company executives and staff in the building above and to give pedestrian-scale active street frontage.

From the two individually branded entrance reception lobbies, vertical circulation is provided via glass fronted picture lifts, which enjoy views into the open air atrium separating the two distinct lobes of the building. Carving generously into the heart of the building, this free form atrium provides light, air and views into the deep inner surfaces of the offices.

At first floor level the atrium is planted and landscaped to provide private outdoor terrace space for tenants while the whole atrium is covered by glazed roof, to provide rain cover, whilst allowing natural air circulation for cooling. Whilst it is intended to be able to separate the building into two distinct addresses, bridges at upper levels are able to form links that create highly divisible yet linkable spaces for maximum office efficiency and flexibility.

The architecture responds directly to its iconic locality and urban informants, where the distinctive angled facades provide a dynamic "prow like" presence to the public open space at the apex of the site. Orientation, environmental, and occupational factors inform the external image of the building and provide a world class internal environment to work in.

The facades on the south and east are solid walls punched with fenestration in the form of vertical slots, responding to the low east sun and serve also to provide privacy to the existing residences on Reform Road and the future residential development on Jameson Road.








 

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Hiiiiilda!
 

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Nee jirre dis nou lelik!
 

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Not sure if this is the same development with a new design?

LYT is proud to announce that the Oxford Road Development is a go.
This office development is located on one the most prominent corners in Rosebank and is part of the ongoing expansion of the Rosebank node reinvigorated by the Gautrain 2 years ago.
Via LYT Architecture on Facebook







 

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no different sites. my office is next door to this development by barrow. its sectional title offices. farking ugly and not in keeping with the rest of the neighborhood. diagonally opposite standard bank
 

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Have to agree that the Oxford & Glenhove building doesn't look like it integrates positively in the area - just this obtuse block on the ground. It really looks like something Perm Bank would have built in the 70's...
 

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There were construction vehicles at Oxford and Glenhove this morning. They have also put up pillars for advertising in order to close off the place. Maybe construction with start soon.
 

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First Renders look shoddy, these new ones have an elegance that is so perfect, that I wanna go study just to work in that building
 

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Agreed much better! This is the current scheme for the Angle on Oxford.
The pic by infrastructurephotos above is not for the Angle but rather the building as shown in the renders from LYT, 116 Oxford road in Rosebank, diagonally across from Standard Bank. I swear we have a thread for it but I cant find it :)
 
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