In the same way that Sandton is the economic hub of Johannesburg, Umhlanga is fast becoming the economic hub of Kwazulu-Natal with various landmarks being erected in the area.

Not only are these landmarks wonders to be marvelled at from a design perspective, they too are Green. The Boulevard, as well as Ridgeview, are two new office developments that are rated as 4-Star Green Star SA rated office buildings.

Elphick Proome Architects and Italtile Commercial’s agent, Victor van den Berg, worked together intimately to ensure the sustainable markers for the Boulevard were in place when it came to sanitaryware.

   

The owners of this prime commercial development, Growthpoint Properties, have incorporated various contributing factors into this project such as charging points for electronic bicycles and cars; energy efficient lighting; the use of rainwater flushing as well as Laufen Pro Series sanitaryware products which are certified Environmental and Quality Management Systems ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

   

When it came to the tiling choice, it would be no surprise that Super White Nano and Matt were chosen as a base – however, what may surprise you is the bright orange and green colours that are incorporated into certain features of the building.