The renovation of an existing derelict office building into a new modernised hotel situated within the heart of Cape Town’s CBD, on the corner of Heerengracht Street and Hans Strijdom Avenue at the Fountains Interchange.
Two Concepts were derived out of the response to context
The introduction of floor to ceiling glazing on the facade contextually relates to the surrounding buildings by keeping to the regular grid of the existing building. The large amounts of glazing will make the building modern and maximizes the views of the surrounding context.
The appearance of randomly organised windows on each level breaking up the regular grid seen typically in the surrounding context. The irregularity of the horizontal placement of windows will create the buildings identity whilst still relating to the surrounding context. The irregular placement of windows is contradictory to the usual regular placement of windows making the buildings aesthetic uniquely modern.