In addition the building has been equipped with automated horizontal blinds system that is connected to a weather station. Directed by the period and time of day, the angle of the blinds commands the entry of direct light into the structure, which further promotes energy efficiency. The park will also include three more office blocks and a hotel in due course.
First building of South Africa’s Oxford Park Vision complete
Concor has also included a double-ventilation façade on the front of the building, containing two layers of glazing that are 40 cm apart in order to deal with the sun without having to overwork the air conditioning system. The outside layer is not built up at the bottom and at the top, giving way for air to rise and exit this vertical channel as it heats, sucking in cooler air at the bottom and keeping the building cool.