Urbika Apartments

EDGE Expert & Auditor

Urbika, a portmanteau of the words “urban” and “Afrika” is a unique and ground-breaking development that showcases the best of contemporary design and cloud-based tenant and facilities management systems. A key feature of the estate is the intentional and intuitive urban design and landscaping. Urbika was conceptualised to be an EDGE certified estate whose design was purposefully centred around long-term savings in terms of energy, water and embodied energy in the choice of construction materials. The estate is conveniently situated in Parkdene, Boksburg, on a main road that links residents to major hubs such as East Rand Mall, OR Tambo International Airport and the N17/ N12 Freeways. The estate is planned in three phases, Urbika Apartments, Urbika Lake Village and Urbika Parks. The first phase (photographed above), Urbika Apartments, is a close-knit community of 325 rental apartments that have been carefully designed to make the most of the space, with beautiful, high quality finishes. Ecolution Consulting are working on the project as EDGE expert and auditor. 


Sustainable features

Energy: 53% Water: 25% Materials: 45%


  • Efficient window to wall ratio
  • Efficient heat pumps for domestic hot water
  • Solar PV. Water: Low flow showerheads


  • Low flow kitchen and bathroom taps
  • Dual flush toilets


  • Hollow pre-cast concrete slabs
  • Light-weight roofing materials
  • Cored bricks for internal and external walls