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Bellville CBD : Culture and Public Life

Future Cape Town conducted research to begin to understand the various communities and their social/ cultural practices
within the Bellville CBD focus area, to inform future placemaking initiatives and activations.

New mixed use tower development formally announced : Goldies

New mixed use tower development on Buitengracht Street announced.

R1bn development for Cape Town station forecourt

120-room hotel, office and retail complex worth R1 billion is expected to be complete by mid-2019.

City intersections to priorities pedestrians

Image credits : www.iol.co.za, David Ritchie

At about 80 intersections in the Cape Town city centre all the traffic lights change to red at the same time, giving pedestrians the chance to cross the street without fear of passing cars.
Pedestrian control is part of a larger project to improve traffic signal timing at the 110 intersections […]

Archive : The R80 billion plan to sink Cape Town’s rail lines | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This is the vision for a section of the Cape Town CBD for the year 2030 by Makeka Design Lab. The idea is the brain child of Mokena Makeka, the Principal and Creative Director of Makeka Design Lab.

In 2011, a R80 billion regeneration project for the Cape Town Station precinct and more than 50 hectares […]

Kickstarting the night-time economy of our cities

Streets are the most important of public places, yet Cape Town’s central city streets become void of life after dark. First Thursdays, the monthly event where art galleries and stores in the CBD stay open late, aims to change that by working with existing infrastructure.

Velodrome development to build business district

A proposed 11.5 ha development around the Bellville Velodrome, called the Galleria, is now going to council for approval. It aims to introduce the concept of New Urbanism to the northern suburbs and become the catalyst for a second Cape Town CBD.

City Development Update: Newspaper House

We keep an eye on the major refurbishment of Newspaper House currently the home of The Cape Argus, The Cape Times and other publications.

Portside Reaches For The Sky, But Misses The Ground

The architects and engineers behind Portside, Cape Town’s rising skyscaper, shared some details of the project at a recent gathering at the Cape Institute for Architecture. Gareth Pearson shares his perspective on some of the insights from the event.

Portside, Cape Town: Architects and Engineers share their ideas

[ June 19, 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:01 pm. ]

Designed jointly by DHK and Louis Karol Architects the 148-metre Portside will be the highest building in Cape Town’s CBD, the first new skyscraper since 1993.┬áThe design had to include such diverse requirements as sensitivity to the local the historical and environmental context, follow green building principles and meet seismic requirements.

Join in for an event […]

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