Irene Link Precinct in Doringkloof is appropriately named, as a mixed-use development and is designed to create connection. Here, Bryan Charters of Nsika Architecture and Design, together with Abland Property Developers as well as Giflo and SOM Property Developers visualised a pace-setting group of structures in their harmonious urban fusion of commercial, retail, and hotel, medical and educational spaces near the peaceful village of Irene.
Groundwork on Irene Link Building B began in late 2019, and, despite the interruption of the hard lockdown of 2020, top structures was completed in July 2020. Building B contains 6 959m² of premium grade office space.
The design and build team reached out to Italtile Commercial Menlyn’s Catherine Brown to select quality floor tiles to cover a total of 2 400m2, that best spoke to the building’s modern urban personality of concrete, steel, aluminium and glass.
In line with the theme of connection, the architects chose to create a conversation between the interior and exterior spaces with one range of porcelain tiles. They settled on the Spazio Gris by local sustainable tile manufacturers Gryphon, which is part of the Ceramic Industries Group. The Spazio range is a large format, high quality remastering of the on-trend matt cement look, and is a new breed of tile, sustainably manufactured to be thinner yet stronger.