Old Cape Quarter, a popular retail destination in the vibrant neighbourhood of De Waterkant in Cape Town, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment. Developed by Tower Property Fund and designed by dhk Architects, the complex is being revitalised into a mixed-use hub including new retail and office spaces as well as 55 luxury apartments and penthouses.
The redevelopment includes the 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. Each apartment will display clean, contemporary lines with floor-to-ceiling windows and timber flooring. 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.
With completion set for December 2020, the reimagined Old Cape Quarter will be a stylish addition to the district.
- Visit www.oldcapequarter.co.za for more information.