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The planned Lanseria Smart City is just ‘papering over the cracks’, according to Paragon Group Director Henning Rasmuss.

Lanseria Smart City unlikely to make a big splash in SA’s urban landscape

In his State of the Nation Address on 13 February, President Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that the proposed Lanseria Smart City “is now a reality in the making”, with the draft masterplan completed in November 2020 out for public comment. With South African cities and towns fast deteriorating at an infrastructure and service delivery level, the […]

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Citadel main boardroom at 1 Park Lane. (Pic by Sarah DePina)

Offices are still important for collaboration and building company culture

While the most significant long-term impact of Covid-19 will be issues stemming from flexible working, in the long term “we are going to have to find the balance between working from home and the office,” points out Paragon Group Director Anthony Orelowitz. “We are going to find that our current response has many unanticipated pitfalls […]

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Paragon Interface completes multi-company fit-out at 1 Park Lane.

1 PARK LANE

If designing the interior fit-out for an iconic building is not enough of a demanding challenge, imagine the complexities that arise when such a building contains a number of different clients, each with their own requirements, branding and aesthetics. (more…)

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Paragon Group Director Anthony Orelowitz

Why don’t architects build what they dream of?

Why do so many architects never build what they dream of? This is the question that Paragon Group Director Anthony Orelowitz will address in an online masterclass on 29 October. Entitled ‘How financial knowledge can liberate your design’, it is the second masterclass presented by the Paragon Group. Accredited by the Gauteng Institute for Architecture […]

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The Covid-19 crisis is expected to fuel unparalleled growth in e-commerce operations in South Africa, which in turn might accelerate a much greater investment in warehouse space.

E-COMMERCE SPIKE LEADS TO MAJOR INVESTMENT IN WAREHOUSE SPACE

A massive spike in online sales during the Covid-19 crisis is expected to fuel unparalleled growth in e-commerce operations in South Africa. The general rule of thumb is that e-commerce requires three times the logistics space of traditional storefronts. “Therefore it is reasonable to assume that we will see a much greater investment in warehouse […]

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Take a look at the design for Pullman Accra Airport City in Accra, Ghana, the largest project designed by Paragon Architects and under construction at present.

PARAGON ARCHITECTS’ LARGEST PROJECT

The 365-key Pullman Accra Airport City Hotel & Serviced Apartments in Accra, Ghana is the largest project designed by Paragon Architects and under construction at present. The 40 000 m2 development is substantial in the context of many African cities and the largest hospitality facility of its kind in Ghana. “It is hugely ambitious, and it […]

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Paragon Student Architect Caitlin Ho

Celebrating three generations of women at the Paragon Group

The Paragon Group is perhaps unique in the industry for employing an equal number of men and women, with the latter ranging from student architects to senior management. “I love the fact we have so many talented, audacious women in our company in different stages of their careers,” comments Director Estelle Meiring, who herself has […]

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The Paragon Group is hosting an online CPD masterclass entitled ‘Designing Towards a Healthy Built Environment’ in a webinar at 10:00 on Tuesday 4 August.

CPD MASTERCLASS ON HEALTHY-BUILDING DESIGN

The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the health of our built environment, with increased attention and concern at preventing the spreading of pathogens. “Predictions are that we will definitely see more large-scale outbreaks of epidemics in future. This is therefore something well worth paying careful attention to,” cautions Paragon Group Director Estelle Meiring. […]

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Paragon Group offers consulting services for the office of the future.

A VIEW OF ARCHITECTURE AND FIT-OUT TRENDS POST COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted a whole new dimension to worker and building health. With 80% of infectious diseases transmitted by touching contaminated surfaces, there is a heightened awareness of the communal services accessed during the course of a workday. (more…)

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Henning Rasmuss, Director, Paragon Group, says that Covid-19 has laid bare challenges that could lead to constructive behaviour change for individuals and companies.

LESSONS FOR SA FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

What are the positive challenges that Covid-19 has laid bare, which deal with how well we as a nation can be? Perhaps it is these early-stage realisations that are the most positive, and that will lead to constructive behaviour change for individuals and companies. (more…)

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