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35 Lower Long

The new 35 Lower Long is an elegant and dynamic tower building that will invigorate Cape Town’s Foreshore precinct.

The building is characterised by a singular sculpted massing with dynamic glazed facades that extend seamlessly over the office’s floors and parking levels. The glazed façade terminates above ground level to emphasise the activated street edge. The entire length of the street frontage along Lower Long & Jetty Street is enlivened by new ground level retail, multiple entry points to the office building and a prominent double-volume main entrance.

The two main corners of the building are chamfered towards the roof line, breaking the solidity of the building. The glazing on these corners soars upwards past the roofline, further articulating the façade and extending past the building’s chamfered corners, giving the effect of a crystalline screen rather than solid building mass.

The sculptural form of the building provides dynamic views from across the city, both at street level and from nearby buildings.

  • Client Abland and Ellerine Brothers
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Year 2019
  • Area 14 000 m²
  • Status On site
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