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Marketplace April 2016

Marketplace April 2016

Here’s what April property news, reports, and dream homes you should be aware of. We look at the new PPS Centurion Square, Reinventer Paris, and recently launched Century City Conference Centre…

Green star in Jacaranda City

PPS Group, a financial-services company, recently opened its new office development in Centurion. The 23 000m2 PPS Centurion Square, situated in the heart of the Centurion CBD and comprised of two open-plan office buildings, has received a Five Star Green Building Rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). Lood Welgemoed of designers Boogertman & Partners Architects says that the building achieves a 61 per cent improvement in carbon emissions just through energy consumption associated with lighting. There’s also a sophisticated system of efficient water fixtures and a grey-water system.

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Paris is always a good idea

Reinventer Paris, launched in 2014, will see 23 feats of urban innovation by some of the world’s leading architectural and design firms spring up in the City of Lights in the next few years. Last year an international panel evaluated submissions and mayor Anne Hidalgo selected the final 23 sites and their accompanying projects.

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Conference calling

With business travel at the top of Cape Town Tourism’s agenda, the launch of the Century City Conference Centre (CCCC) and adjacent hotel couldn’t have come at a better time. Joint CEOs Glyn Taylor and Gary Koetser travelled the world extensively to bring global conferencing trends to the new venue. Design features and artworks have been thought through to the last detail, while the tech is cutting edge – a fast 200Mbps connection offers each conference guest access to up to 500MB per day as part of the conference package. The hotel has 125 rooms, bringing the number of rooms in the area to 600 in total – all within walking distance of the CCCC.

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