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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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