Saint-Gobain in Africa's tallest building

January 08 2020

More than 24,000 Habito® plasterboards, the equivalent of 9 rugby pitches, have been installed in the new Leonardo tower in South Africa. Rising to a height of 234 meters, this 55-story building is the highest on the African continent.  


Several Saint-Gobain materials including Isover Cavitybatt™ / Cavitylite® insulation, Gyproc Gypframe® metals, as well as Weber screeds and tile adhesives, were chosen for  this project located in the heart of Johannesburg's financial district.


Gyproc Habito® was selected based on its significant advantages that simplified the construction process. A combination of lightweight application, robustness, high-level finishing, dry construction and speed of installation all contributed to the Legacy Group partnering with Saint-Gobain for this landmark project.