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UCT Avenue Road Residence & Dining Hall

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) new R222 million Avenue Road Residence in the Mowbray precinct will provide 500 additional student beds, an invaluable addition to the university’s student accommodation provision. The residence is targeting a four-star green rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) for its energy- and water-saving features – and includes a…

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UCT – Chris Hani Theatre Redevelopment and Foodcourt

The Chris Hani Lecture Theatre (formerly the New Science Lecture Theatre) was seen as an underutilised learning space on Upper Campus. The steep raked theatre was not in keeping with contemporary learning requirements. With this in mind Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers (Pty) Ltd was approached to look at readapting  the space and building for…

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Luxurama Refurbishment

[in collaboration with Jacobs Parker] This project called for the refurbishment of an iconic theatre on the Cape Flats that has a long and illustrious reputation. The site was bought by a locally operating madrassa primarily catering for adult education. The proposal reimagines the theatre as a convivial hub for learning integrated into everyday life…

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CTICC Refurbishment

The CTICC has recently expanded its facilities into CTICC1 & CTICC2. With the CTICC1 being almost 15 years old and in need of some refurbishment, various individual projects are being planned, ranging from the restaurant re-design to FOH refurbishment. The “Old Pier Cafe” restaurant re-design has been identified as a project to evaluate and select…

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Cape Town Stadium

Stadium Urban Designers JV [with Comrie Wilkinson + OVP] Stadium Architects JV [with GMP, Louis Karol, Comrie Wilkinson, Paragon + Munnik Visser] The Cape Town Stadium is designed as a container for the ‘theatre of sport’. The event is the colour, people are the attraction and the human ritual of participating in sport activates the…

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TRUP+

The TRUPS+ project is the product of an idea that density is the answer to how to build sustainably  on a city scale. The project calls for planning to be governed by the ecology of the site and that density is seen as intensity of function on both the built and un-built portions of the…

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Penhill Subsidised Housing

We have been appointed as urban designers and architects to produce a vibrant and integrated community using a range of subsidized housing models [BNG, Sites and Services, FLISP, Social Housing, CRU] along with market driven housing, farming and income generation opportunities. The catalytic project is part of the larger Southern Corridor initiative of which Penhill…

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Japan National Stadium

Folding form The concept for the architectural expression for the form of the stadium was derived from the historical Japanese art of origami.  The base form for the stadium that we followed is bowl-shaped so as to optimise the experience for the spectator in terms of sightlines and the drama of being ‘immersed’ in the…

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