A stroke of genius.
Described as a benchmark in green architecture the Steyn City golf clubhouse breaks with the expected to create a building that aligns with the development’s promise of a lifestyle in tune with nature. While the traditional notion of a golf clubhouse is to stand out in the most ostentatious way possible, overshadowing the natural environment, the Steyn City Clubhouse does the opposite. On a site that was once an abandoned quarry, the clubhouse utilises the landscape itself to create shelter and space, blurring the boundaries between natural and built, achieving a constant connection with nature.

The grassland sweeps over the architecture, and in turn, merges with its surroundings by exploiting the slope of the land to reduce its scale intentionally.

The fragmentation of the building components enhances its connection with nature by juxtaposing the buildings organic shapes with the Highveld landscape. This achieves harmony and balance between nature and the architecture. Concrete allowed for the creation of organic shapes, while the unconventional cladding of baskets filled with rocks from the excavation meant the exterior mimicked gigantic rocks pulled apart to reveal the functionality of the building. Blurring the edges of structure a green grass-filled roof was created, giving the added advantage of reducing heat gain during the day and heat loss at night. Supported by an engineered slab, the green roof allows the building to blend seamlessly into the landscape, making it barely noticeable from a distance.

Developer Steyn City Properties
Area 10000 sqm - 25000 sqm
Completed 2014
Project Manager Metrum
Quantity Surveyor Brian Heineberg & Associates
Structural Engineer Pure Consulting
Mechanical Engineer Spoormaker & Partners
Electrical Engineer CKR Consulting Engineers
Wet Services GK Pereira Consulting
Landscape Architect Insite
  • 2012 - World Architecture Festival Shortlisted Future Buildings Sport
  • 2013 - Artevia Decorative Concrete Competition
  •  2014 - Emirates Glass LEAF Hospitality Building of the Year
  • 2015 - World Architecture Festival Shortlisted Completed Buildings Sport
  • 2015 - Loerie Communication Design Architecture
  • 2015 - World Golf Awards Worlds Best Golf  Club House
  • 2015 - Fulton Shortlist
  • 2015 - GIFA Special Commendation
  • 2015 - SAPOA Winner
  • 2016 - South African Institute of Architects Corobrick Award