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Paragon Group Director Anthony Orelowitz

A NEW LEASE OF LIFE FOR HISTORIC LA CONCORDE

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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SA companies set an example for Africa in dealing with Covid-19 fallout, argues Paragon Group Director Henning Rasmuss.

SA COMPANIES SET EXAMPLE FOR AFRICA

South Africa can set a positive example for the rest of the continent in dealing with the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and its long-term economic and socio-political fallout. This is the view of Paragon Group Director Henning Rasmuss, who comments that South African companies stand to play a vital leadership role in Africa […]

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Engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon supplied mechanical and Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) services for the iconic 144 Oxford Road office development in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

AURECON ENSURES 144 OXFORD ROAD IS AN ICONIC ‘GREEN’ DEVELOPMENT

Engineering, design, and advisory company Aurecon supplied mechanical and Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) services for the iconic 144 Oxford Road office development in Rosebank, Johannesburg. This has played a key role in the project aiming for a 5-Star Green Star Design Certification from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). (more…)

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Interior architecture company Paragon Interface has completed its fit-out for Bidvest Bank Towers at 1 Park Lane in Sandton.

PARAGON INTERFACE COMPLETES FIT-OUT FOR BIDVEST FINANCIAL SERVICES

When Bidvest Financial Services decided to centralise its Braamfontein head office and satellite operations in the iconic Bidvest Bank Towers at 1 Park Lane, in Sandton, it turned to leading interior architecture company Paragon Interface to design, space-plan, and oversee the fit-out. The Paragon Group was also responsible for the base-build architecture. (more…)

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