N O 2 S I L O
New Residential and Retail Development in the
V + A Waterfront – Silo Precinct
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.
Developer / Client
Neil Schwartz Town Planning
City Think Space
Nicolas Baumann Heritage
(Visual Impact Assessment)
Ecosense Environmental Practitioners
Project Manager / Principle Agent
Civil &Structural Engineer
Mechanical Engineer +
Façade Engineer +
Environmental Engineer +
Wind Engineering Consultant
Local Authority Approvals
Friedlaender, Burger & Volkmann
Keith Fletcher & Associates cc
Enabling Works / Principal Contractor
Independent Commissioning Agent
2014 SAPOA Best Residential
No 2 Silo, Cape Town
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