Cape Town, South Africa
dhk Urban Concepts in conjunction with
The vision for the rezoning and redevelopment of the existing Culemborg Motorcity precinct is to create a vibrant, urban mixed use quarter within Cape Town city centre. Approximately 198,000m2 of bulk will be provided, consisting of Retail, Office space, Residential apartments as well as a hotel. Retail will be provided in a combination of small to medium scale high street units, complemented by larger retail anchors and showrooms. Car parking areas will be provided under the elevated freeway and within basements, to cater both for onsite public parking needs. The development will cater for a possible new Integrated Rapid Transit feeder stop on Oswald Pirow and will have three primary roads linking into Oswald Pirow, with a central pedestrian spine forming the heart of the development.
A multiplicity in scale and built form will create a fine-grained urban fabric in the development. 'Greened' podium levels under and adjacent to the highway will contain parking, with thin atrium-buildings sitting on top of the podiums. Prominent office, hotel and residential landmark buildings will create visual gateways into the city centre.
The design team, in consultation with the client, has established a set of proactive Sustainable Design commitment options to ensure that all aspects of the development - from Urban Design and Architectural layouts, to appropriate services, materials, management structures and land use mixes – result in a sustainable living and working environment.