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Old April 15th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #1
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CAPE TOWN | Hibernian Towers | 82m | 22 fl | U/C

Hibernian Towers
Cape Town, South Africa

Name: Hibernian Towers
Use: Mixed Use
Floors: 22
Height: About 82 Metres
Status: Under Construction
Project Cost: Euro 50 million (ZAR 400 million)
Project Start: Mid 2006
Project Completion: Early 2009
Developer: Xavier McAuliffe
Investors: Quaypower Properties (Pty) Ltd & JF Carstens Family Trust
Principal Contractor: J van der Sluys (Pty) Ltd
Architect: Studio D'Arc Architects
Location: Strand, situated at False Bay near Cape Town in South Africa

Hibernian Towers – Description from Website

About 30 minutes from Cape Town, lies The Strand, a seaside resort that some call “the Riviera of the Cape.” In the heart of the Western Cape Winelands, it is bordered by 35 kilo-metres of pristine white sandy beaches and the safe, balmy waters of False Bay. Founded many years ago as a fishing village and a small seaside resort for the wine and wheat farmers of the region, it has become a place of high rise buildings and some of the most coveted real estate in South Africa.

It was here that Xavier McAuliffe, fell in love with South Africa. As founder, owner and Managing Director of one of Ireland's largest privately-owned companies, he decided to actively develop the leisure branch of his private empire. As the pearl in the crown of his other African properties, he has undertaken to build the most spectacular new building on the Strand beachfront – the 22-storey Hibernian Towers. Consisting of various luxury apartments, shops and offices, it is designed to be the most prestigious and exciting address in The Strand, as well as a gilt-edged investment.

The ideal geographic situation of The Strand, means that the heart of Western Cape culture lies only 30 minutes away. Apart from Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, with its plethora of places of cultural and commercial interest, some of the most well-known wine estates fall within this circle, as well as the university town of Stellen-bosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. Cape Town Inter-national Airport is 20 minutes away, while the coastline from The Strand to Hermanus, 60 minutes away, is world famous for its whale watching.

Hibernian Towers combines all that is best in the Western Cape in one luxurious package.

Spacious with a view

The wide blue expanse of False Bay can be seen from every apartment in the building, as well as views ranging from the Helderberg and Hotten-tots-Holland mountains to Cape Point in the dis-tance. The spaciousness and flow between interior and exterior will bring these famous views into your own living space.

Architect's Statement

Fusion of architecture & environment

Space exists everywhere. Man can not create space. In the shaping and defining of space lie the art of architecture.

Beachfront developments in the Strand, with their strong vertical elements, contrast with the hori-zontal shoreline. The point of departure, therefore, was enjoyment and awareness of the views of the Hottentots-Holland mountains, Cape Point, Table Mountain, False Bay, long stretches of white sandy beach and the Helderberg Nature Reserve. It was also the architect's task to provide future owners of the apartments with a strong sense of exclusivity.

No shape is unique any more. The serious architect, like the composer of music, strives to fuse the new and unknown with elements of the known. If, in so doing, the architect can combine a pleasant environment with an awareness of the pristine beauty of the Cape, his higher purpose has been fulfilled.

Hibernian Towers does not try to imitate other buildings or styles. Instead, it tries to give new meaning to known shapes and forms.

Hibernian Towers – 2005 Final Renders of Development

Hibernian Towers – 2004 Architect’s Renders of Development

Hibernian Towers – Map of Strand

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Hibernian Towers - January 2008 - Progress Photographs

Hibernian Towers – Exterior

Atrium – Exterior & Interior

Interior of Apartments

View of Strand from Hibernian Towers

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