THE HERITAGE OF AESTHETIC ARCHITECTURE
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Aesthetics means the nature in which beauty and taste can be expressed. It explains the appearances of things to the sensory perception, understanding or sensuous knowledge. It’s an appreciation of beauty influenced by the subjective taste of an individual. Like art and sculpture, we can also consider architecture as a visual art to which the philosophy of aesthetics can be applied. However, in applying aesthetics to architecture and buildings it’s important to consider some physical requirements like structure, regulations, climate, weather budget, etc. this means that building design is driven by form and function as well as aesthetics. Architects are expected to inventively rationalize these different requirements when designing buildings to create an exclusive edifice like Heritage Place.
“As the first commercial building to achieve LEED certification in both design and construction, Heritage Place applies cutting edge technology to fulfill not just today’s environmental expectations, but tomorrows too.”
– The Heritage Team
Heritage Place is an aesthetic structure rated world-class development in Lagos’s commercial and retail area. It’s one of Nigeria’s most advanced developments in the era of ultra-modern, eco-friendly buildings, encompasses the latest building inventive approaches and state-of-the-art finishes. The aesthetically architecturally designed landmark has become the first environmentally certified commercial building and one of Lagos’ most recognizable and accessible buildings since completion in 2016.
The beautiful structure comprises 15,736 sqm of office space over eight floors, the large floor plates offer great flexibility and efficiency to the modern occupiers and are fitted to internationally recognized A List standards, available from 450 sqm to 2,000 sqm. They are serviced by a double-height reception, meeting and dining area on the ground floor and over 350 private car parking spaces. Erected on the crossroads of Lugard Avenue and Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria, the iconic aesthetic structure has been described by the industry experts as an outstanding, prestigious, and bar-raising specification that has sets a new standard for Nigeria’s architectural landscape following its design to be synonymous with modern, smart, environmentally-aware business.
Developed by Actis and Primrose Development Company (PDC), development was managed by Laurus Development Partners and (PDC) as well. The building summary includes 14 floors, 8 floors rentable office, 5 floors for on-site parking, Flexible office space from 450 sqm, Raised floors & suspended ceilings, High space efficiency Reception area, Meeting rooms, Café/Coffee Shop, Plaza, Large floor plate up to 2,000 sqm, Floor plan divisible into four tenancies, 6 passenger lifts and 1 goods lift.
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification structure is the heritage of aesthetic architecture in Nigeria, redefining the Nigerian real estate sector through a high level of architectural innovative design thinking. From design to construction, Capita Symonds Architects and ECAD’s justice to the structure should encourage other African architects to be more inventive in their design thinking which will lead to more of such aesthetic and iconic buildings in Africa.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an initiative of the non-profit U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). It includes a method of rating system for different building types around the world with the aim of helping owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently.
Faratoluwa Oyesanya of Broll Property Services Limited a South African originated company that’s specialized in property management across Africa. They are currently the property managers of Heritage Place. In a brief interview with Buildace Magazine, Oyesanya explained that the building was officially opened in 2015 but he took over management in early March 2016 and since then demand for space in the building has been very good. Based on the concept of the aesthetic structure from the architectural design to finishing point and the building operation efficiency has been very great with the strategy to cut operation cost down to over 50%, this led to big international organizations like BBC, Oracle, and Heritage Energy etc. occupying spaces in the building and today I am proud to say 90% of the build spaces have been occupied. That tells you the credibility and efficiency of our services. The owners of Heritage Place thought of a unique creation that could transform the Nigerian real estate sector and that’s what they have achieved. Below are summary of some of the features installed in the building for the comfort of the occupants and to help minimize operational cost;
- Automatic presence detectors and high-efficiency lighting reduce and resupply energy when and where it is needed.
- The building concept is to maximize natural light and ventilation, and minimizes solar exposure. This is to reduce the energy requirements for cooling, heating and air quality systems.
- High efficiency glazing and external thermal envelope also reduce demand on cooling requirements
- LEED Certified Commercial Building in Nigeria
- LEED certified for both design and construction
- Up to 40% reduction in energy use unlike other building structures in the city.
- It uses natural light and natural ventilation mixed mode to minimize the energy required.
- Sun pattern driven building orientation to minimize solar exposure and energy requirements for cooling.
- Automatic presence detectors/ sensors and high efficiency lighting.
- High level of indoor air quality and occupants’ thermal and visual comfort increased by ventilation rates, quality of materials and views out.
- Heat recovery through centralized fresh air supply system cooling.
- Potable water demand minimized though rain water harvesting and condensate recovery from cooling units.
- Storm water attenuation to accommodate a one in twenty year storm
- Attenuation tank proposed to limit discharge/flow rates of foul and storm water to the local sewers in Lugard Road.
- Name: Heritage Place.
- Location: 21, Alfred Rewane, Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria
- Floors: 14
- Use: Office.
- Architects: Capita Symonds and ECAD
- Size: 15,736sqm.
- Developer: Actis and Primerose Development Company.
- Contractor: I.T.B Nigeria.
- Finance: First City Monument Bank Capital Markets.
- Completed: First Quarter of 2016.
MJ Buildace Magazine