Filling stations have also evolved into creating architecture and interiors that are exciting and inviting to the general public. It has become the monuments that they used to be in the 50's and 60's – something to behold as special.

The Sasol TREND! Balwin site is one that explores new textures and finishes as part of the design of the building. Once again, the use of natural light is important in creating a building that is sustainable, whilst also being interesting at the same time. Natural textures and materials fill the interior spaces that have been created, and in the use of natural light, these textures are highlighted.

The convenience store is no longer simply a space to purchase bread or milk or cigarettes, but now have become a boutique retail space that invites people to spend time and linger a little longer.