No. 1 & No. 2 Silo wins four SAPOA awards No. 1 Best Corporate Office Development, Best overall green Award & Overall winner of the 2014 SAPOA Awards No. 2 best residential Development

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Professional property owners in South Africa today announced that No. 1 Silo at the V&A Waterfront is the overall winner at the prestigious South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards 2014, held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre today.In an exceptional showcase of extraordinary property development, SAPOA announced the top performers in 10 categories and four overall awards at its annual award ceremony, as well as the top overall award clinched by No. 1 Silo. It revealed the winners at the 46th annual SAPOA International Property Convention and Exhibition.“The winners highlight excellence in design and innovation. They meet today’s challenges and tomorrow’s needs, and reflect the cutting-edge of design in South Africa and globally,” says Neil Gopal, CEO of SAPOA.“The awards recognised exceptional quality in buildings and reward excellence in building design. It is also a litmus test for the health of our industry and, based on the excellent entries this year, our sector is in thriving health.”Entries have rocketed 65% in the past two years, demonstrating the esteem in which the industry holds these accolades.
The award winners were decided by a multi-disciplinary expert panel of judges comprising leaders in their fields.SAPOA Awards Committee Chairman, Pieter Engelbrecht notes: “2014 was a fantastic year in terms of recognising talented property innovators in South Africa. This year we received a very positive response, which shows the esteem in which the awards are held.”Engelbrecht adds: “We have the privilege of showcasing world-class owners and built environment professionals’ outstanding contributions that have significantly enhanced the industry, economy and skylines of South Africa.”Besides being the overall winner, No. 1 Silo at V&A Waterfront also won the corporate office development category and the overall green award – scooping up a total of three top awards. Developed by the V&A Waterfront, owned in equal parts by Growthpoint Properties and the Government Employees Pension Fund represented by the Public Investment Corporation (SOC) Limited, and designed by Rick Brown Architects, VDMMA, No. 1 Silo is the 18,500sqm corporate head office of blue-chip tenant Allan Gray.No. 1 Silo is part of the first phase in the Silo Precinct of V&A Waterfront, which will soon see the redevelopment of the historical Grain Silo. The building has been awarded the region’s first GBCSA Six-Star Green Star SA rating, and is seeking “As Built” rating too. With sustainability features in abundance, No. 1 Silo is designed to reflect its tenant’s company values and encourage greater communication between its staff members.And, No. 2 Silo at V&A Waterfront triumphed in the residential developments group. Owned, developed and designed by the same team as No. 1 Silo, the building is the V&A Waterfront’s first residential development in more than five years and the first residential development to be assess using the GBCSA Multi-Unit Residential Design rating tool and to receive a 4-star rating. It comprises 31 one- and two-bedroomed apartments over seven stories with a solar heated rooftop pool and water-wise garden. SAPOA awards honour excellence in property developments 11 June 2014