South Africa has commenced refurbishment works on Old Cape Quarter, a popular retail destination in the vibrant neighborhood of De Waterkant in Cape Town.
The project is being developed by Tower Property Fund and designed by dhk Architects. The complex is being revitalized into a mixed-use hub including new retail and office spaces as well as 55 luxury apartments and penthouses ranging from 1 and 2 bedroom apartments to 3 bedroom penthouses.
Old Cape Quarter
Boasting a distinct and coherent design, these newly developed apartments will perfectly compliment the traditional elements that have become synonymous with De Waterkant’s Old Cape Quarter. This will allow residents to embrace the remarkable heritage and captivating rhythm of the Mother City, as well as form part of the dynamic identity of one of Cape Town’s oldest villages.
The revamping works involve partial demolition of the existing building to strengthen its structure and enable the insertion of a modern four-storey residential component. Showcasing a modern aesthetic, the new masonry building will feature punctured openings, steel balustrades and timber shutters with the penthouse level clad in Rheinzink.
It is designed in a way each apartment will have clean, contemporary lines with floor-to-ceiling windows and timber flooring while the parking, office and retail spaces will be refurbished to a high standard with the size of the office floor plate increased and the retail and restaurant areas reinvigorated.
The central courtyard, which sits at the heart of the development, will be activated through the creation of a new green oasis with flanking and cascading planted terraces. An attractive timber brise-soleil will hold the edge of the courtyard on the northern side while providing a visual barrier between public and private realms. The redevelopment is slated for completion in 2020