Posts Tagged 'portside'

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. The 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.

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Read more about Portside, Cape Town’s new tallest tower and 22 Bree, a 60m tall, modern siblin

Read more about Portside, Cape Town’s new tallest tower and 22 Bree, a 60m tall, modern sibling to the Terraces building on Bree Street.
Portside

Cape Town’s tallest skyscraper: Work gets underway
Portside II update: Cape Town’s new tallest building
139m tall skyscraper for Cape Town

22 Bree

New 20 storey tall building for Cape Town

Images: Courtesy of Andre Wessels

Portside II Update: Cape Town’s new tallest building

Good progress is being made overall.
They have reached the “final excavation level” over the tower block section and core base. The big hole in picture (just off-centre to the right) is actually the hole for the massive main core base which is going to be approximately 700m3 of concrete. The lateral support is progressing well […]

139m tall Skyscraper for Cape Town: Portside II

The form and massing of the building follows a traditional typology with a clearly defined base , tower shaft and articulated top. The base is comprised of a parking podium lifted up to create an appropriately scaled active pedestrian zone below and sky plaza above. Addressing the scale at the base of the building has […]