6 Parks Boulevard, Oxford Parks
The 6 Parks Boulevard commercial development forms part of the first phase of the new Oxford Parks precinct in Johannesburg. In addition to designing the building, dhk is responsible for developing the urban design framework for the precinct, the â€˜Dunkeld Public Realm Design Manualâ€™, as well as two other buildings and the entire basement and podium. Arup will be the primary tenant of 6 Parks Boulevard, occupying 1 300mÂ² of phase one office space.
The building is three storeys with a small portion facing Oxford Road, therefore it was essential that the design be unique and eye-catching to passersby. The solution was to establish a distinct facade of fritted glass that features a pattern of trees, inspired by Johannesburgâ€™s urban forest. There was a specific focus on the contrast between light and dark frames surrounding the glazed area, which while complementing the glass, keeps the focus and energy on the spectacular glazed facade.
The ground floor includes the entrance lobby and a host of retail spaces designed to activate and engage pedestrians at street level.
- Client Intrapop
- Location Johannesburg, South Africa
- Year End 2019 Completion
- Area 3 220 mÂ²
- Status On site