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The Towers, Merriman Square, Cape Town

World of Decorative Concrete were contacted by Landscape Architects, Gibbs, Saintpol, Smuts and Boyes to discuss possible floor finishes for the pedestrian walkways at Hertzog Boulevard and Old Marine Drive (station entrance) at The Towers, Merriman Square, Cape Town.

The Towers is an old building that has been upgraded to a new building. The client briefed the architect that the walkway must compliment the new look of the building, which is a total glass facade.  With the normal high reflection of the glass, World of Decorative Concrete suggested that polished concrete would be an ideal match.

Due to the fact that this is a pedestrian walkway, the finish needs to be extremely durable but still very functional. During the planning phase the tenant next to the square was not finalized as yet. It would be ideal if this type of tenant could also make good use of this area.

The architect also made use of many off shutter concrete elements in his design and thus polished concrete would be ideal for the floor finish.

World of Decorative Concrete also manufactured 6000 ground and polished pavers of 500mm x 500mm x 50mm which was to supplement and compliment the Polished concrete.

After completing the installation of the polished concrete, which was a partnership between World of Decorative Concrete and Lafarge, it came to light that Food Lovers Eatery would be the tenant next to the Square.  This would lend a completely different atmosphere to the Square, as the public would be able to enjoy their meals on the Square.

Food Lovers Eatery then also decided to specify polished concrete as their floor finish.

The 800m² of polished concrete gives a completely new dimension and status to The Towers, Merriman Square.

World of Decorative Concrete also clad some of the benches and seats with polished concrete.

This is definitely a concrete paradise.

Have a look at the pictures – a Picture tells a thousand stories.