A young and booming architecture firm will bring the CBD a stunning new addition called TuynHuis. The structure will be a high-rise apartment building featuring in the inner city’s landscape. It showcases a new style amid the classic architecture the CBD is known for.

Robert Silke & Partners architectural firm has created a surplus of beautifully designed structures in Cape Town, from Sea Point to Claremont and soon Cape Town CBD.

TuynHuis interior artist impression.

This new design proves that innovative modern high-rises are possible in a historically sensitive and rich location like the inner city.

The architect’s designs have aimed to create an environmentally aware structure while still being as beautiful as the surrounding buildings.

TuynHuis interior artist impression.

In order to achieve this, a relationship between a progressive and sensitive developer and the architect is imperative. The relationship will merge commercial imperatives with creativity.

The design can be described as witty, optimistic, sculptural and resists aping the historic environment. The structure will contain the DNA of its neighbors in foundation while careful collaborating with Cape Town Heritage Resources Department.

The development is expected to be completed in March 2019.

This project is similar to a development proposal submitted by Robert Silke & Partners for the future of the unfinished Foreshore Freeway Project.

The Foreshore Freeway Project would have seen Cape Town’s inner city morph into a hub of high-rise residential properties that offer accommodation for inner city workers and possibly reduce commuting traffic as more people move to the CBD.

Artist impression of apartments in the CBD by Robert Silke & Partners

 

Pictures: Robert Silke & Partners

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