Project Name: ATC Delport Offices
Project Location: Kock Street, Rustenburg, North West Province
Design Completed: March 2016
Construction Completed: August 2017
Project Description: OLIVEHILL Architects were successfully appointed to design and act as principal agent for the new offices of ATC Delport in an existing house in Rustenburg. The existing house is older than 60 years and falls under the protection of the Heritage Resource Act. The owner grew up in the house and wanted to turn it into his new office. OLIVEHILL Architects through our consultative design process modernized and converted the house into office while maintaining certain aspects of the original house to act as reference and reminder for the owner of the origin and history of the building. The original floor plan layout was kept almost the same and certain façade elements were kept in place, such as the curved corner wall and the round portal windows of the typical 1950’s house. We however drastically changed the roof structure to simplify the lines and forms of the building. The original parquet flooring was also removed and reused in the new office. Skylights bring light into office spaces that were originally very dark in the house. The building is well insulated to guard against the hot Rustenburg climate. The project was successfully completed in August 2017.