To give this old beauty in central Cape Town a new lease on life, our client tasked us with converting the existing office building into 23 individual one bedroom flats. Working with the historical elements we designed modern units that respond to the existing character of the building.

Each flat is designed in unity with the structural system, maintaining the proportions and symmetry where possible. New elements are designed to read as a new layer but to be sympathetic to the existing aesthetics such as the lead glass windows and decorative timber doors that remain in tact.

Location: City of Cape Town

Type: Mixed use development

Size: 1679 m2

Status: In planning

Design Team: Bettina Woodward, Patrick Schuster & Ilaena Napier

Heritage Practitioner: Raymond Smith

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