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NDPW’s Architectural Forum 2015

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The annual DPW & CIFA CPD event was held in Cape Town at the Strand Towers Hotel on 09 July 2015. The title of the event was ‘Architecturally Different’ giving the speakers a wide range of opportunities to showcase their own work, tackle a topic of current interest or to revive long forgotten traditions. Martin […]

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SACAP Annual Update of Professional Fees Guideline and Framework – PUBLIC COMMENT ONLY

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SACAP ADVISES THAT THE ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL FEES GUIDELINE AND FRAMEWORK INCLUDING GUIDELINES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES IS FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ONLY and NOT FOR IMPLEMENTATION….an ERRATUM Board Notice WILL BE PUBLISHED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR COMMENT WHICH IS 30 APRIL 2014 SACAP hereby requests public comment for the Annual Professional Fees Guideline and Framework […]

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First Thursdays At The Cape Institute for Architecture

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Students from the University of Cape Town and Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Departments of Architecture will be showcasing their projects as part of the last First Thursdays of 2014. Come and join us as we take a look at the work of our future architects at 71 Hout Street.   Ends_

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Mega park proposed for Cape Flats

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  In the pastelled diagrams, the meandering waterways that converge at the north-western edge of the Cape Flats achieve an almost pastoral aspect, more countryside than city fringe. Read more here

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Cape Town approves taller buildings for Waterfront

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  Changes to the V&A Waterfront’s Clock Tower precinct to allow for elevated buildings and rooftop public spaces has been approved by the City of Cape Town’s mayoral committee, despite concerns that taller structures could overshadow the historic grain silo building. Read more here  

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New design for historic Cape Town precinct

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Eight years, much revision and millions of rand later, the owners of a central city building incorporating elements of an 18th century warehouse neighbouring Strand Street’s Lutheran church are hoping to get approval for a scaled-down development they believe will enhance and revitalise the historic precinct. Read more on this here    

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53rd President Elected at the AGM of the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIA)

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South Africa’s largest regional architectural body, the Cape Institute for Architecture held their 116th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the organisations offices in Hout Street, Cape Town last night (29 October). At the meeting, which was attended by the Minister of Public Works, the Honourable Thulas Nxesi was also the Chief Executive Officer and the Practice […]

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Putting heritage first in Cape Town’s CBD

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For some developers the word “heritage” may raise a warning flag, but for others keen to be part of the history and vibrancy of Cape Town’s central city, it is increasingly becoming an attraction. More than R200 million is about to be invested in two new developments in the central city that will not only respect the […]

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Save Woodstock

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Nicola Irving along with Urban Forum Cape Town today voiced their opinion in the Cape Times on the current urban and housing crisis that the City of Cape Town is facing. The letter was prompted by what they consider to be a narrow public response by Cape Towns Mayco Members, read more about it and […]

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