Forensic Science Laboratory

National Department of Public Works

Cape Town


  • This forensic science building is regarded as one of the most complex and technically sophisticated buildings in Southern Africa. The building was planned in a five “finger” pattern for the five different departments. It is a four-storey building with basement parking adding up to 26 000m² floor area. The offices wrap around each floor maximising the window space.  Sustainable design features especially energy saving measures were brought into the design.


    1. Highly commended in the category of Public Service Architecture at the International Property Awards 2012. 

    2. Highly commended in the category of professional services in Construction World’s Best Project Awards for 2012.Trophy winner for Aesthetics in the CMA Awards for Excellence 2012.