Illovo Edge Precinct is a commercial development that sets the benchmark for office developments in Johannesburg and stands as a new landmark in the suburb of Illovo. Extending into Illovo Boulevard, the precinct is a pedestrian-friendly location with a social focus. The diagonal boulevards that run through the site dictate the angular form of its two flanking buildings. Given the slope of the site, the buildings appear to rise like statuesque pavilions on elevated podiums, making a bold architectural statement. The design of the precinct uses the principles of sustainable development. Good orientation ensures energy efficient design. Other ‘green’ design features include solar panels and storm water tanks for irrigation. Roof gardens offer scenic views of Johannesburg and a relaxing social environment for the people that use them.