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32 on Kloof

The brief for 32 on Kloof was to respectfully enhance its architectural street presence to create frontage for the Longkloof Precinct behind it and to serve as a pedestrian connection to the other buildings in the precinct also owned by the client. The design aims to improve, increase and maximise the existing external and internal spaces through: the addition of a two-level glazed aluminum ribbed orthogonal form to replace the recently rebuilt tiled roof, the demolition of the existing courtyard annex to create a sunken landscaped courtyard and the renovation of the building’s smaller spaces to establish an open-plan layout.

The building’s rich history has been respected via a contemporary aesthetic that references rather than replicates its existing heritage. Designed in 1922 by prominent architecture firm Parker & Forsyth for the United Tobacco Company (South) Limited (UTC), the building originally housed the administration department and was one of several buildings that formed the UTC campus.

  • Client Growthpoint Properties
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Year 2020
  • Status Complete
  • Green Rating N/A
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