PORTFOLIO The schools’ historian, Paul Murray, was consulted regarding the correct interventions.
SUPPLIERS Contactor: Naumann Construction 082 651 7002 Gate Manufacturer: The Harbour Forge, Hout Bay 083 381 5331 Tile and Cobble Paver: Mazista – Cape Town 021 511 6640 Signage: Go Graphic 021 702 1970 The bollards and the plinth for an old sundial had to be custom made for the project. Fine sandstone on traditional laterite base was used as a softer surround to the Chapel. The external tiling on the new Chapel forecourt and steps / ramp is in the same granite, specially cut to form a traditional pattern. As a sample for future projects, some new signage was installed, a genuine wrought iron gate was commissioned, and some localised lighting was installed. Soft landscaping was kept to a minimum, with only some lawn being replaced where levels were adjusted, and some planting added to the memorial garden. ABOUT CNDV LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Cndv landscape architects under the direction of Tanya de Villiers enjoyed this project immensely. Cndv has a special interest in historic landscapes and restoration projects. They pride themselves on being sensitive to context and history and inclusive in processes. They enjoy working with historians and incorporating historic material to strive towards the most correct and authentic approach to interventions around historic buildings or within historic landscapes. Cndv landscape architects have more than 20 years’ experience in a wide variety of large and small projects, mostly in and around Cape Town and Durban.
Photographs: Sean Thompson www.prolandscaper.co.za
Pro Landscaper Africa | April 2018