SASOL PP2

WMS Architects were appointed as the project architects by a French Engineering Company, TECHNIP, who was responsible for the overall design of the new poly propylene plant at Sasol Secunda. The following miscellaneous buildings were designed by WMS Architects: Control room including special designed control room furniture  Laboratory Conference rooms Special equipment workshops Security main…

CTM Northriding

The brief was to design a building for low energy use. To achieve this, the following design aspects were implemented: The building could not be orientated true north because of the size of the building and site restrictions. This created a design challenge to restrict the direct sunlight ingress. All outside walls are cavity clay…

Italtile Menlyn

This building is the flagship for the Italtile Group and the design was inspired by ancient Roman architecture. A tubular steel gazebo stands in the grounds and was designed as a pause area for customers. In 2016 we were requested to design a coffee shop addition to the showroom. The garden gazebo was used as…

Italtile Boksburg & Glen Eagles

The focus was to design a building in the most cost effective way for low energy use. To achieve this objective the following aspects were implemented: The building is faced north in order to maximize the natural lighting from the windows on the North elevation. Extensive roof overhangs keep the windows and walls in the…

Place du Tertre – Six Fountains

This new proposed French inspired shopping Centre is situated to the East of Pretoria overlooking a natural wetland on the eastern side. The total floor area of 6 600m² consist of public parking in the basement and on ground floor level. There are shops and restaurants on ground floor level and offices on first floor…

Department of Communication

This facility was designed as part of the Pretoria Inner City project. The main aim of the project was to group the various government departments, spread throughout the city, together. The chosen site is unused land to the west of the Union Buildings. The facility was split into three office blocks with various heights to…

Hatfield Gardens Office Complex

This office complex consists of seven buildings designed to have a park atmosphere with landscaping spaces on ground level between buildings and the majority of parking located in the basement. Two, three and four storey buildings were designed to blend into the residential environment. Verandas around the buildings act as sunscreens, in all seasons, during…

Comair Operational Building

When Comair Ltd had to relocate to a site close to Oliver Tambo International, the operational building was part of the first phase of development. The building operates 20 hours per day and the daily briefing and de-briefing of all flight personnel takes place here. Space is also provided for training of pilots and flight…

ARC Headquarters

WMS Architects were instructed to design the new Agricultural Research Council headquarters in Hatfield Pretoria. The ARC has different research institutes located across the country, with regular conferences being held at the head office, therefore the design includes offices and a big conference facility with break-away rooms for group discussions.   The main auditorium can…