Perfectly positioned in the heart of Melrose Arch Precinct, One on Whiteley is the latest residential development in one of South Afri-ca’s most exclusive mixed-use precincts. One on Whiteley’s superior address ensures that discerning residents enjoy all the premium fea-tures this precinct has to offer. From vibrant urban design and cosmopolitan culture to chic shopping, gourmet dining and much more. This site was developed by the Amdec Group, with Hotel architecture by Bentel Associates Inter-national and architecture of the apartments conceived by Osmond Lange Architects & Planners. The landscape construction of Daniel Rebel Landscape Architect’s landscape design, recently won its landscape contractors Bidvest Top Turf, the coveted double gold award at the most recent SALI awards of Excellence 2020.
The brief from the Amdec Group to the architectural design team, was to design a mixed-use development comprising of a new 5-star Johannes-burg Marriott Hotel & Executive Apartments and a multi-level apartment building above a luxury motor showroom. The design was to seamlessly integrate the building with the existing principles of New Urbanism already established in the Mel-rose Arch precinct. New Urbanism has seen de-velopments morphing into “smart cities” and this movement is taking developments such as this one -to the next level.
Younger home owners and discerning cliental –millennials in particular -are opting for the kind of inner-city lifestyle that developments like this one offer, choosing apartment living with a variety of mod cons and pedestrian access to everything they need within a relatively small area, over free-standing homes in the suburbs. “For millennial buyers, and renters, less is more. Everything needs to be highly functional, practical, easy to use, and take up as little space in their lives as possible. Most importantly, however, safety is their top concern when purchasing or renting a property,” says Nicholas Stopforth, Managing Director of Amdec Property Developments, a subsidiary of the Amdec Group.
The Marriott Hotel, in tandem with a similar height One on Whiteley Apartment building, was designed to encompass a private, common landscaped courtyard at the heart of the two buildings so that both the apartment building and hotel guests and residents could utilise the green outdoor space.
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