The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) honored Arup with the national award for Technical Excellence for the PwC Tower at the 2018 national award ceremony. The winning project, PwC Tower, is PwC’s new head office in Johannesburg.
The building has already become an iconic landmark and visible on the Waterfall Estate horizon as commuters travel the N1 highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria. Each of the floor plates of the 28-storey building rotate by 1.2 degrees per floor, which results in a doubly-curved surface for the building’s façade and the structural line behind.
Arup provided structural, façade, civil, wet services and transport engineering to the project with an approach that exemplified collaboration and the use of industry-leading technology.
The win follows success in the Johannesburg regional awards where it won both the Structural Engineering category and the Overall Technical Excellence Achievement. “It’s exhilarating to be a part of a project recognized so widely by the South African industry. I congratulate all members of the project team from Arup, as well as the project’s clients, professional team, contractor and sub-contractors who we have worked with since the inception of this amazing construction,” said Associate Director Richard Lawson at Arup and project manager for the PwC Tower. 1. PwC Tower (1)