The governing body for one of the nations most loved sports, the South African Rugby Union had long been established in its Southern Suburbs location. Due to growth the decision was made to move to a business park on the slopes of the Tygerberg Hills, with spectacular views towards the city and Table Mountain.
The move to new headquarters allowed SARU to undergo a refresh in terms of its representation – gone are the dark wood-panelled offices and conservative old boys club atmosphere. The new spaces are light, open and inclusive, and convey the legacy of the sport of rugby in a contemporary manner. The office interior communicates the professionalism of what is in fact a corporate organisation, managing its various sports teams, endorsements and events.
The offices are set over three floors, with a generous reception area, private meeting rooms, management offices, open plan desking and a staff canteen. A spiral staircase enclosed with curved glass balustrades forms a focal point in the public spaces and connects the office floors.
The new offices are an evolution for SARU, providing a confident professional environment that has both the power to impress, and the openness and flexibility to grow and flourish.
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