77 Riverhorse Road, Riverhorse Valley East, Elphick Proome Architects, 2010-12.

Having weighed up the options, Unilever, the multi-national consumer goods company, chose Durban for this substantial new investment, which consists of both a factory and a research-and-development section, each of which are carefully expressed by the architecture. However, besides its functional and technical prowess, the complex breaks new ground in its sophisticated use of environmental control to minimise energy usage.