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Tolplan Head Office
Lynwood, Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng

Thomas GOUWS: Architect

Client:Tolplan Properties (Pty) Ltd
2008SAIA Award of Merit


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25°45'46.86" S 28°15'42.22" E

Award of Merit Citation

The brief for offices and seminar rooms for a firm of road engineering practitioners is modest, as was the budget, but the design response turns simple and direct planning into a architectural set-piece. This project demonstrates an understanding of the play of materials, textures, light and shade in the treatment of the facades as well as both internally and externally made this project. There is a sense of spaciality and connections to site and landscape surrounds which makes it site specific and respectful of its suburban setting, which is merit worthy.

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.