n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The PwC Tower, Midrand - SAICE 2018 Awards

Volume 2018 Number 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000


Category: Technical Excellence

The PwC Tower, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ new South African head office in Midrand, Gauteng, comprises 45 000 m² of modern offices, designed by LYT Architecture, to house 3 500 employees. It is a structure of iconic proportions due to its distinctive, twisted form. The structure is a concrete frame with post-tensioned floor plates, and each floor of the 28-storey office tower rotates 1.2 degrees relative to the floor below. Many of the design challenges and innovations on this project were related to this twist. As one of the tallest twisted buildings in the world (and the only twisted building in Africa), the PwC Tower has 26 twisting office floor plates, five basement levels and two plant floors.

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