The Falls Pick n Pay in Roodepoort takes green retailing to the next level.
An innovative joint venture between Atterbury Properties and Pick n Pay has given rise to a R160-million flagship 10 000m2 next-generation “green” store. The Falls Pick n Pay, situated on the corner of Hendrik Potgieter Road and Johan Street in Roodepoort is a culmination of many years of hard work and innovative thinking by a dedicated team.
The design concept was informed by Pick n Pay on Nicol. However, as the planning of The Falls was unique, the architectural theme took on a fresh approach, while recognising the language that was adopted with the previous development.
Taking the lead in energy efficiency
With Boogertman + Partners Architects at the helm, The Falls shopping centre successfully combines a design offering aesthetic ambience, energy efficiency and responsible use of natural resources. In terms of construction, energy efficiency was a key consideration in the design of the store and a range of energy efficiency initiatives were implemented to reduce electricity consumption.
Although the developer opted not to develop a Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)-rated centre, every measure was taken to comply with the guidelines and rating criteria of the GBCSA to ensure that an energy-efficient and sustainable development was built.