A mall extension project in South Africa, designed by RTKL, has been built with unusual prepainted aluminium facade.
The extension of Sandton City Shopping Mall in Johannesburg uses coil-coated aluminium sheet ff2 by Novelis.
The material covers 15,000m2 of the facade in 2mm thickness, with a PVDF coating.
To blend in with the surroundings, four copper colourings were selected.
The coating on the back is in the same colours, with an abrasion-resistant lacquer system.
Planned by RTKL and executed by MDS Architects, the extension expanded the complex’s retail area with the addition of an hotel and 80-storey office tower.