Gallery: 115 West Street: Office With a Lobby Full of Living Trees Rece...

This striking Green Star SA certified office building in Johannesburg is the very first thing visitors see when they step out of the new high speed Gautrain station. Big, bold, and punctuated by conical light funnels and exterior louvers, Paragon Architects' stellar design provides a comfortable working environment for 2,400 staff. And whilst the 100,000 square meter footprint is staggering, a host of interventions ensure that the financial services company on 115 West Street (with its lobby full of living trees) is far more conscientious than others of its kind.

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