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The Rubik

Situated on the corner of Loop and Riebeek Street in Cape Town, The Rubik will invigorate the surrounding area and form a contemporary addition to the city’s skyline. Culminating in a height of 89 metres, the tower comprises an eleven-storey base including retail on the ground and first floors, seven storeys of office space and nine residential levels. The dynamic form of the tower will be highly distinguishable, featuring stacked glass box volumes that pivot around a central axis.

The client brief was to produce a viable yet unique design for a mixed-use contemporary building that straddles the historical district and the more recently developed City Blocks North of Riebeek Street. The challenge was to maximise the structure’s mass and height while providing scale conducive to the surrounding context. To reduce the monolithic form of the building and prevent it from appearing overly dominant, the mass has been broken up into separate quadrilateral volumes and is further decompartmentalised by rotating each volume.

The interior spaces feature a minimalist design with high-end finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows and state-of-the-art technology.

  • Client Abland Property Developers
  • Location Cape Town, South Africa
  • Year 2021
  • Area 12 000 m²
  • Status Future
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