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