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N O   2   S I L O

New Residential and Retail Development in the
V + A Waterfront – Silo Precinct

2013

 

VDMMA in association with RBA

 

No 2 physically abuts No 1, and continues the Silo Precinct idea first proposed at the inception of No 1, the Allan Gray Headquarters Building.

 

The form of the building is literally an extension of the Allan Gray ‘envelope’ – only rendered in a different and consciously more domestic way. In terms of Urban Design, No 2 emphasises the intention commenced within the planning of No 1 – to act as a catalyst for the development of the idea of the Precinct. The Historic Grain Silo holds primacy in the Precinct, and No 2 proposes the further continuity of enclosure and identity for the new Precinct. No 2 was constructed at the same time as No 1.

 

The building consists of 8 levels, the base being occupied by retail, the upper levels containing 31 apartments of varying size and room numbers, all with generous terraces. Two orientations are available – one overlooking the new Silo Public Realm about the base of the Historic Grain Silo building and the City beyond, and the other overlooking the working harbour, bay and mountains beyond. An external layer of sliding shutters encloses the terraces. Similar to No 1, and subsequent other buildings in the Precinct, the roof space of No 2 is utilised for leisure space and includes a communal swimming pool and terrace.

 

No 2 is a 4 Star Design Rated building.

 

 

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CREDITS                                      

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Developer / Client
V&A Waterfront

 

Project Sponsor

Allan Gray

 

Town Planner
Neil Schwartz Town Planning

 

Urban Designer
City Think Space

 

Heritage Consultant
Nicolas Baumann Heritage

Management Consultant

Visual Impact

OVP Associates

(Visual Impact Assessment)

Transport

Arcus Gibb Engineers

Landscaping Architect

Planning Partners

EMP Consultant

Ecosense Environmental Practitioners

Environmental Consultant

Khula Environmental Consultants

Environmental Consultant

SEC (Sillito Environmental Consulting)

Project Manager / Principle Agent

Mace

Quantity Surveyor

MLC

Civil &Structural Engineer

Sutherland

Electrical Engineer

Solution Station

Mechanical Engineer +

Façade Engineer +

Environmental Engineer +

ICT/AV/Security +

Wind Engineering Consultant

Arup

Geotech Consultant

Roger Hendry

Local Authority Approvals

Liesa Bristow

Land Surveyors

Friedlaender, Burger & Volkmann

David Hellig & Abrahamse

VPM Land Surveyors

Occupational H&S

Eco-Safety Systems

Fire Engineer

Keith Fletcher & Associates cc

Enabling Works / Principal Contractor

WBHO

Disability Consultant

Disability Solutions

Kitchens

Mastrantonio

Acoustic Consultant

SRL

Independent Commissioning Agent

Matrix Consultant Services

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AWARDS                                    

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2014 SAPOA Best Residential

Development

No 2 Silo, Cape Town

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