Drostdy Hotel scoops Eastern Cape Institute of Architects Regional Award

Project News: Posted on 15/10/2015


The redevelopment of the Drostdy Hotel in Graaff-Reinet by dhk was recognised with a Regional Award for Architecture from the Eastern Cape Institute of Architects at a ceremony held in Port Elizabeth last night.

“We’re delighted that the Drostdy Hotel has been recognised by the Institute. It was a significant project in terms of its rich heritage and required sensitive restoration alongside contemporary architectural design to create a seamless 5 star luxury hotel experience,” said Renske Haller, managing director of dhk, who led the project from the company’s Cape Town office.

The awards programme recognises and promotes excellence in architecture, with the regional winners going on to compete nationally in the South African Institute of Architects awards next year.

The Centenary launches

Project News: Posted on 23/09/2015
The Centenary, Modderfontein

On Tuesday the Hong Kong-listed Shanghai Zendai launched the luxury residential estate The Centenary, designed by dhk.

Construction of the first phase of the development is due to start during the first quarter of 2016, with completion expected early in 2017 and will comprise 150 apartments spread across three blocks of six-storey buildings set in expansive landscaped grounds.

The project is the first phase of the new R87bn Modderfontein city development to the northeast of Johannesburg.

New HQ for Pearson

Project News: Posted on 23/09/2015

Pearson Southern Africa, which is part of a leading global education business, has relocated its headquarters from Pinelands to occupy a single floor of 3,180sqm in the refurbished AAA grade Media City building in Cape Town.

The new offices were designed by dhk to accommodate 335 people in a contemporary new working environment that met international office design standards.

Pictured here are dhk Design Director Guido Tagge with Elton Holland and Jerri Mperdempes of Ikon Property Group.

dhk Open Studios – Wednesday 19 August

Studio News: Posted on 12/08/2015

We’re opening our doors to the public for Architecture Open Studios on Wednesday 19 August from 4-7pm.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in architecture, interior design and urban design to get a behind the scenes look at the design process, speak to our team, and see how a busy design studio works.

Join us for this event, part of Open Design Cape Town.

Baywest Mall opens

Project News: Posted on 21/05/2015
Baywest Mall ribbon cutting

Baywest Mall, the 90,000 m² super regional mall situated on the urban edge of Port Elizabeth opened its doors to the public today. It is the largest retail development in the Eastern Cape with over 250 shops over two levels that will cater for an estimated 800,000 visitors a month.

Just 24 months after ground broke on the 90,000m² mall, Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle declared it officially open, saying it was and would be a major boost for the province’s economy.

The mall, one of the largest private investments in the region, is the catalyst to the development of the greater Baywest City precinct –a R6 billion city within a city comprising of residential, commercial, lifestyle and community developments which will unfold over the next decade, starting with R500 million worth of development this year alone.