Cape Town’s new tallest skyscraper in planning near Cape Town station


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A new skyscraper is being planned at the north-west corner of Strand & Adderley street and across the road from Cape Town Central Station (for which a R1 billion mixed-use development has been approved) and Adderley Street MyCiTi station. According to the website of FWJK architects, the “Zero2ONE” tower or “Exchange Place”, will have 42 storeys and become the “tallest building in Cape Town” with a mainly residential component.

It will comprise of :

  • 624 apartments
  • 760 parking bays
  • a viewing deck with 360 degree views open to the public
  • 6000 sqm of retail

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  1. FWJK website (All Image Credits)

  • Peter

    Hideous! and that’s polite. Cape Town deserves better and more world class architecture than this. Great position though for a tower adjacent to a primary transport node.

  • Kent

    FWJK Architects are producing some terrible looking buildings 🙁

    • Marty

      they are not architects – they are quantity surveyors and it shows, starts off with a nice 3d and then the actual build just gets uglier and nasty !

    no grace, no style and no inclusivity …. fail.

  • Richard

    Apart from the general aesthetics of the building (of which i do not approve) – i would be interested in seeing views from nelson mandela boulevard – towers in cape town (and i trust this is part of ct city planning) from this vantage, take an effect of tower-space-tower-space-etc. Furthermore the ground level and 1st few level don’t appear to “give back” to the public/pedestrian domain. And then there’s the “new tallest” aspect – unless this is just happenstance this should not be an endeavour in general.

  • Anthony Selkirk

    I think it looks kinda cool. A little out of place for the area, but that’s because the rest of the buildings were built in the 60/70s. Compared to the absa and samsung buildings it really sticks out, but lets not say those buildings still look good…
    If you look at the new buildings in Foreshore, the style sort of matches.