The Emerald, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
The Emerald is a 60,000 sqm luxury residential development of 292 one to three bedroom apartments and shared amenities situated in the exclusive suburb of Hyde Park.
The brief for The Emerald was to create a living environment far above anything else in that can be found in Johannesburg. By incorporating elements like sustainability, convenience, lifestyle – the project will set new and higher standards for upmarket living.
The project has undergone a long design development process which gave us the opportunity to study the details at length.
While designing the internal layouts of these apartments, the aim was to set the standard far above the norm and be generous in offering and proportion. The design allows for larger balconies and significant amounts of natural light & ventilation. Ceiling heights have been maximised throughout. We have incorporated wider and bigger bedrooms, all with space to accommodate king size beds, a large amount of storage space within each apartment, and separate guest toilets.
The introduction of naturally ventilated lower ground parking levels minimises the on-grade parking, allowing for bigger gardens and more communal green space for the residents.
The lifestyle centre will offer a 5-star experience, with a 25m indoor heated swimming pool, full Technogym, communal lounges and another outdoor heated swimming pool with spectacular views over established trees.
The Emerald has been designed with sustainability in mind and follows the best green building practices resulting in a building that is designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way. The project aims to achieve an EDGE green star rating with photovoltaic panels on the roofs. The clubhouse has been designed to achieve a 6-star interior green rating.