A new lecture facility on the AUCKLAND PARK CAMPUS of the UNIVERSITY of JOHANNESBURG, reflects shapes and forms few building elements can achieve.
The university’s vision for the lecture facility was to create a world class facility and iconic building, representative of the institution’s development progress and continued success in delivering tertiary education to South African students.
The ‘hand-made’ aspect of the façade, which was not only curved in plan but also in section, created a challenge for RHODE ROOFING who completed the installation. This was clearly expressed in the detailing and careful planning for this installation.
Durability is a vital consideration in the choice of cladding materials and together with the aesthetical quality of the pre-weathered sheet finish, RHEINZINK provided a complete technical and sculptural solution to the project.
RHEINZINK is the world’s leading manufacturer of titanium zinc products, founded by the Grillo and Stolberger Zinc companies together with Vereinigte Deutsche Metallwerke in 1966, the company boasts an international presence with subsidiaries and offices in 30 countries on five continents and a workforce of more than 700 people.
For over 45 years the RHEINZINK Group has produced top-quality titanium zinc at its Datteln site in Germany offering various different surface qualities for applications in roofing, roof dormers, facade cladding and roof drainage systems. RHEINZINK titanium zinc is very popular as a modern and natural material that offers wide scope for design. Many internationally famed architects such as Daniel Libeskind, Frank O. Gehry or Zaha Hadid have been inspired by this material and appreciate its benefits.