Dynamic office tower planned for Cape Town’s Foreshore

Dynamic office tower planned for Cape Town’s Foreshore

Architect’s impression of the new office development, 35 Lower Long, to be built in Cape Town’s growing Foreshore precinct. It will replace a lower building designed in the late eighties.

PICTURE: dhk architects

dhk architects has unveiled proposals for an elegant new office development, 35 Lower Long, in Cape Town’s growing Foreshore precinct.

Designed for land owner Ellerine Brothers and developer Abland, the new tower replaces a lower building designed in the late eighties.

As one of the first of a cluster of taller buildings envisaged in a presently underdeveloped area that is rapidly emerging as Cape Town’s financial centre, the design of the building provides world class office space and aims to invigorate this part of the city – on street level and within the greater cityscape,” says Jacqui Barhouch, associate and head of communications at dhk.

“The sculptural building is characterised by dynamic glazed façades which extend seamlessly over the office and parking levels. New retail spaces animate the entire length of the street frontage, which sits on a busy pedestrian route across the city, breathing new life into the area.

“The wing-like glazing on the street-facing façades soars upwards past the chamfered corners of the building, creating a dynamic addition to the street and skyline.”

The building will provide 13 470m² of premium office space and 334m2 of retail, and is scheduled to be completed in early 2020.

Visit www.dhk.co.za and www.abland.co.za.