"city development" tag

V&A Waterfront announces R700m ‘Canal District’

A night-time render of Amsterdam House Credit: dhk architects

The R700 million first phase of a new district at the V&A Waterfront is underway with a corporate head office for British American Tobacco South Africa (BAT South Africa) as the first project in this mixed-use area. Totalling 75 000 m² (or 7.6 hectares), the mixed-use Canal District straddles both […]

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Meet the best mayors in Africa

Who are the best leaders and governors in Africa?

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Ideas for Cape Town’s communities: From Amsterdam to Cape Town

Architecture students from Amsterdam visited Cape Town under supervision of two lecturers (Jeroen Mensink and Gert Breugem). The students identified a spatial challenge in the Cape Town metropolitan region and came up with a proposals for tackling these problems.

FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Why architects must do more to improve housing for the future city

From Cape Town to Caracas. An open public lecture, entitled Housing and Education the Future, bought together two inspiring architects to share their work in informal settlements and fragile contexts.

Cape Town to get Museum of Contemporary Art

V&A Waterfront unveils ZEITZ Museum of Contemporary Art for Africa to be housed at the Grain Silo building.

City Development Update: Rex Trueform Building

Type: Commercial
Architects: Frank Böhm
Owner: Queespark
Developer: Maxi Group
Completion Date: End 2013

Rex Trueform’s iconic building in Salt River is being converted into a sophisticated office park available for lease to office users. The building is well known to Capetonians with its prominent position on Victoria Road at the beginning of Woodstock. The Queenspark head office will remain in the building as anchor […]

Olympic Citizen: London

How do the Olympic Games impact on the citizens of a city? We interview citizens from each Olympic Host City of the past two decades on what it means to be an Olympic Citizen.