Ascendis Medical Office & Warehouse
This prestigious project is located on a prime corner of the Boundary Park Industrial Park development currently underway in Northriding Johannesburg. The site location and tenant’s large office staff compliment, lead to an unconventional office and warehouse ratio of 50/50, typically not found in buildings of this nature.
The tenant, Ascendis Medical, needed to consolidate three facilities into one so as to optimise operations and improve business efficiencies. This large and rather complex program was cleverly distributed over three floors of AAA grade offices totalling 6 000 m². The office footprint was shaped to create an open courtyard that allows communal eating and informal meetings, and better ventilation and lighting to the deeper floor plates of the office floors.
In the design, AOJ saw an opportunity to make a prominent office building that would appear even larger from Malibongwe Drive, this was further emphasised by rising the building from street level. The highly intricate and impressive corner entrance is certainly the most striking architectural element, shaped to improve passive solar control of the triple volume reception foyer. Located adjacent to the major intersection of Malibongwe drive and Epsom road, the Ascendis corner is set to be a built landmark for the area.
Additionally to on grade parking a 2 000 m² basement was provided to improve bulk ratios. Complete with a warehouse, staff facilities and pilot office, this new 13 000 m² head office facility is set to give Ascendis Medical a building of the highest standards.
January 31, 2020