PROJECT LOCATION: PRETORIA
The VIP Police unit offers protection to all South African politicians anf foreign dignitaries. With this in mind, the team designed the 22 000 m2 SAPS VIP Head Office building in Pretoria that, in its urban design, dramatically shields itself from the street in a series of blue, angled towers. The colour and design of these towers refers to the history and legacy of the South African Police force, and each is pivoted toward a significant urban axis, or nearby public building. The turret-like quality of the these towers helps to orientate pedestrians, as well as to encourage passive surveillance of the building.