In 2015, Peerutin was approached by Luyanda Mphalwa of Designspace Africa to form a Joint Venture for the design of a new Hotel in the V&A’s iconic Silo Precinct.
This 252-room Hotel, recently completed, is the first in South Africa of a new offering by the Radisson Group. The vibrant 4-star brand, Radisson Red, caters for a younger, trendier segment of the tourist market.
Situated immediately adjacent to the precinct’s Centrepiece, MOCAA (museum of Contemporary African Art) this project occupies a critical position. With MOCAA as the focus, and the existing BOE building on the opposite side, Silo 6 was designed to complement this composition of 3 buildings.
Conceptually, the building is a ‘wall’ building that defines the outer edge of the precinct and in mirroring the scale of the BOE building, showcases MOCAA as the focal point.
Architecturally, the wall concept is expressed literally through the creative use of rendered brick construction on the East and West facades while the North and South facades reflect the Dockland’s industrial heritage using Steel and Glass.
The punctured fenestration on the East and West facades reflects the rational floor layout of rooms and is expressed using a custom designed protruding Aluminium frame. Juxtaposed against the rough brickwork, this device is a key contemporary insertion in the architectural expression of the building.
The building has been awarded a 5-star Green Building status.
Interiors – International & Local respectively
Source Interior Brand Architects
Photography credits – Patrick King, Adam Letch & Peerutin respectively