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Old December 10th, 2013, 08:54 AM   #141
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Old January 24th, 2014, 02:39 PM   #142
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Old January 24th, 2014, 02:40 PM   #143
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Portside’s five-star parking with futuristic electric car charger points
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In 2013 Portside office building in Buitengracht Street, designed by dhk architects, was awarded a five-star “Design” rating under the Green Building Council of South Africa’s (GBCSA) Green Star rating system for offices. This acknowledgement makes Portside the first five-star Green Star SA certified high rise office development in South Africa and in Africa.

Just one of the many attributes contributing to this prestigious rating is the approach taken to the design of the parking facilities. “The parking design for Portside has been developed to promote the use of Fuel Efficient Transport, using the Green Building Council of South Africa’s technical manual credit criteria as a guideline”, says David Talbot, Associate at dhk architects.

Motor vehicles in general - and private cars in particular, are responsible for a large percentage of carbon emissions, through fuel consumption and oil production required to produce fuel.

The building design encourages use of alternative methods of transport by providing preferential parking, ease of access and support facilities for alternative methods of transport. This is aimed at reducing the large amount of energy and fuel used by vehicles which leads to greenhouse gas emissions that are so detrimental to the environment.



Hybrid/ Alternative fuel vehicle parking

“Approximately 70 parking bays within the Portside are dedicated solely for the use of hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. Approximately 20% of these hybrid / alternative fuel vehicle bays are provided and fitted with electric car charger points, with an additional 35% wired to facilitate the future connection of chargers. These bays are all located in preferential areas closest to the lifts and lobby access” says Talbot.

Bicycle parking

In addition, Portside has secured bicycle parking for approximately 220 bicycles for staff located within the building. A cycle route is clearly marked and signposted to facilitate safe and easy access to the parking spaces. An additional 30 community bicycle parking bays are located outside on the Portside entrance plaza. All of these bays are provided with racks so that bicycles can be securely locked. Shower and change facilities are also provided for cyclists, with lockable lockers, some of which are fitted with cycle battery charge facilities.

According to Derick Henstra, head of dhk architects, “The design innovations and environmental considerations incorporated into the design of the Portside project is one of the first buildings in Cape Town to provide such futuristic parking facilities. The design was sensitive to both the environmental and aesthetic requirements of the building. We believe that we have successfully balanced the two imperatives whilst laying down the blue print for similar eco-sensitive designs in the future bringing benefit to the City of Cape Town and all its citizens.”



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Old March 8th, 2014, 05:34 PM   #144
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Old March 8th, 2014, 09:34 PM   #145
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Old March 10th, 2014, 11:05 AM   #146
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I got up this morning at sparrow's to go through to town to take some pics. I didn't think it was going to work, but in the end it did!

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... and then I went and had some coffee at Die Ou Meul (c/o Long & Riebeeck) - do yourself a favour and drop in if you're in the area...

and then I went back...

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Old March 15th, 2014, 12:42 PM   #147
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Old March 20th, 2014, 10:37 AM   #148
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Glass seems to be done to the top! Except for the numerous panes that they are replacing all over the North facade..

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Changing the Cape Town skyline for the better

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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:40 AM   #150
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Just about done. Thanks for the pic Lydon!

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Old April 15th, 2014, 09:22 AM   #152
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Please include the flickr source link It's not my image.
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Love the way the clouds are reflected in the building's cladding.
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Old July 19th, 2014, 12:07 PM   #155
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Old July 31st, 2014, 10:08 AM   #158
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This shot Monday. The folks at the Salvation Army building must think I'm going to be moving in soon...

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