The extension of the successful Cape Quarter in the trendy De Waterkant area of Green Point in Cape Town is a 50 000m² lifestyle development comprising 12 000m² of retail space, 8 700m² of offices, 14 luxury apartments, a gym, health spa and parking.
This new development spans an entire block, with its frontage on Somerset Road, Green Point’s main thoroughfare, and Dixon, Jarvis and Napier Streets forming its other borders. All the glass and aluminium finishes, external and internal, were completed by Aluplan Architectural Aluminium.
Like the established Cape Quarter, this new extension is designed to incorporate a number of Cape Town’s heritage buildings. Some of the authentic early architecture can still be seen, preserved and integrated into the re-development. The building combines a mix of materials, including steel, aluminium, glass, wood and brick, and is designed with sleek, modern lines which are accentuated by the window and door finishes – customised – a trademark of Aluplan Architectural Aluminium. In places, the aluminium and glass serves to maintain the individuality of the areas, with the modern as well as the historical feel, all in keeping with the old Cape Quarter buildings.