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Auto Haus Boogertman + Partners have added to their earlier refurbishment of the BMW (SA) Midrand Campus by converting a redundant warehouse into a new brand centre, training centre and IT offices, using an ingenious system of pods and atriums. PHOTOGRAPHY ADAM LETCH

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n 2015, Boogertman + Partners carried out an award-winning refurbishment of Hans Hallen’s iconic head office building for BMW (SA) on their Midrand Campus, which dates back to 1984/5. BMW (SA) partnered with Boogertman + Partners once again when a large warehouse, used as a distribution centre on the campus, was relocated. At the same time, the existing training centre on the campus required upgrading and the growing IT department (housed off-campus) needed more space. Boogertman + Partners director Bob van Bebber and design architect Nicola Coetzer formulated a design concept that involved repurposing the warehouse to function as a training centre and IT offices. The existing training centre, a linear building that was part of Hallen’s original design and related to the main circular head office building, has been redesigned to function as a new welcome and brand centre with various staff facilities, including a restaurant and gym.

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