Architecture

Cape Town Society for the Blind

The new building is part of a long term re-development plan envisaged by the Cape Town Society for the Blind to expand existing skills training facilities for the visually impaired and promote a public image that is more accessible to visitors and facilities interaction between the crafters and public. Alterations, additions and selective demolition were…

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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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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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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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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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UWC Arts

The UWC Arts Project involved the introduction of a New Collaborative Research Facility, forming part of the Arts faculty and located within the university’s arts precinct.  The new Centre accommodates an Entrance Foyer, two 40-seater Classrooms, four Research Facilities, the Dean of Arts’ office, toilet and other support facilities. The role of this new Centre…

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SAMWUMED

The corner tower, a new addition, creates visual access from the road and train station. The new signage is clear and legible from the street –becoming a landmark for way-finding during the day and a beacon at night, lit up not only for marketing the brand but creating a subtle flood light to improve the…

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Public Transport Shared Services Centre [PTSSC]

The project is ordered through urban and environmental strategies: The building’s urban footprint relates to a pedestrian activity spine running from Vangate Mall through the site along a desire line to Langa. Environmentally, the building’s form and articulation is derived from a response to wind, sun and water. Internal spatial arrangements and environmentally friendly design…

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