Cape Town, Western Cape | 1992
The development of the waterfront has proved to be one of the most influential projects on the Cape Town urban pattern in recent years. This development transformed the cityâ€™s edges and created an area that competes with the best water front spaces globally. Although the building has strong Post-Modern references to Victorian architecture, it works well in this commercial application. The use of open steel structures and large glazed facades create an open warehouse. This 20th Century reinterpretation of a harbour storage facility links the design back to its site. The references are direct, but suited to the program of these types of buildings. The centre has a light open quality and harks back to the height of Victorian architecture. This project among others have contributed to the improvement of reintegration and upgrading of the Cape Town urban fabric.
25 Sophia Gray Memorial Lectures and Exhibitions 1989-2013