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Axis is an apartment block that comprises 85 luxury residential apartments and penthouses, supplemented with small-scale commercial and retail space at ground level. Occupying a prominent corner position in Century City in Cape Town, the landmark development has been designed to capitalise on enviable views of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean.

Conceived as a monolith with indentations and cut-outs, the building connects to the environment in a myriad of strategic ways and sets a precedent for urban conscious residential developments in the city. The compact form of the building wraps around itself and gradually rises, orientating most of the apartments towards views of the city. Its unique doughnut-shaped form is adorned with visual gashes that allow the sheltered walkway spaces to catch glimpses of the city around it, connecting the inside circulation to the outside world. The rising form cuts away, creating dynamic terraces and activity at differing heights, culminating in generous penthouse units.

  • Client Rabie Property Group
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Year 2018
  • Area 10 000 m²
  • Status Built
  • Awards A' Bronze Design Award
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