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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:12 PM   #21
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:48 PM   #22
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V&A Gateway Buildings


More developments are on the cards for the V&A Waterfront if the City of Cape Town approves plans for twin four-storey buildings, a piazza and more parking.

The city's spatial planning, environment and land use management committee (Spelum) is expected to deliberate on the latest proposals today.

The application forms part of a package of plans formulated under the heads of agreement signed between the City of Cape Town, the V&A Waterfront and Transnet Ltd.

The waterfront's Gateway Precinct Plan was approved in 1992.

In terms of the zoning agreement the V&A Waterfront company is permitted to develop an area of 603 859 square metres of which about 400 000 square metres have already been used up.

The extent of the proposed new development is 6 400 square metres and includes two four-storey buildings, for both retail and office use, and another 600 parking bays in three basement parking levels.

A pedestrian bridge will link the two buildings on two floors. Landscaped public pedestrian walkways will be developed along Dock Road and the canal edge.

A 20m x 20m public space area will be created on the canal side.

Two additional public squares of 13m x 13m each will be created on the canal edge of the building.

The city's transport planning department has already endorsed the plans.

Due to the location of the development in close proximity to the Amsterdam Battery, Heritage Western Cape (HWC) required an historical impact assessment to be carried out.

The HWC emphasised the importance of the central view axis between the two buildings, indicating that the pedestrian bridge be constructed of light- weight materials and not encompass more than two storeys.

Amendments were made to the design to accommodate these recommendations.

The HWC issued its Record of Decision a week ago. The Amsterdam Battery forms part of a system of coastal fortifications constructed along the Table Bay coast line to defend Cape Town against foreign invaders.

The remains of this and the Chavonnes Battery have been the subject of extensive archeological investigations and form an integral part of the Waterfront's cultural-historical landscape.

The city has imposed a land use condition, requiring the submission of a landscape plan prior to final building plan approval, specifically to address the public pedestrian environment.

The city says its approval will be subject to the V&A Waterfront Company obtaining a written undertaking from Eskom that the additional required bulk electricity capacity is available.

Should Spelum approve the plans on Monday, they will still have to be considered by the council's planning and environment committee, the mayoral committee and full council before the company will be able to present its proposals to provincial government.

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Old August 21st, 2008, 11:28 PM   #23
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Located at the main entrance to the iconic V&A Waterfront on a site tracing a portion of the original ocean shoreline, this 4 storey, multifunctional building is a strong response to various urban factors that sculpt and characterize the V&A Waterfront. Consisting of ground floor retail with 3 upper floors of offices, the building is compartmentalised into four interlinked “pods” that allow clear views and public access across the narrow site that sits at 90 degrees between the Amsterdam Battery remnant and the existing harbour. At the same time the building gently fulfills its role as “an urban wall” along a very busy Dock Road, underpinned by the environmental performance aspects that help shape the building. The client has requested the building to achieve a minimum 4 Green Star rating once completed. Start of construction is planned towards the end of 2008.










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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:45 AM   #24
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Old August 28th, 2008, 08:53 AM   #26
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Cool building. However I think the Waterfront is getting a bit too crowded. more buildings than water!
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Old August 28th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #27
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God I'd love to visit Capetown :/

It looks amazingly beautiful and the history is beyond engaging.
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