Cape Town

Cape Town Station Drivers Mess
2015
Makeka Design Lab was appointed, in collaboration (joint venture) with DHK Architects and Jakupa Architects and Urban Designers to design a mess for Cape Town Station.The central site, adjacent to Cape Town Station, offered an existing raised platform above an existing road, with 360 degree views...
2014
The entire Tokai precinct has rich and varied environmental qualities and opportunities, from the low flatlands through the core historical settlement and the immense variety of trees, forests, plantations and arboretum experiences.  The initial design concept was to tuck the building into the...
2013
The Water Cathedral is an interactive experiential pavilion dedicated to celebrating design through, with and for Water. The project is conceived as three spatial and experiential pivots, a “field” of public engagement, reflection and gaze; a habitable pedestal which houses temporal functions as a...
2010
Sociocultural Evolutionism Expressed Via TechtonicsSociocultural evolution(ism) is an umbrella term for theories of cultural evolution and social evolution, describing how cultures and societies have developed over time. Although such theories typically provide models for understanding the...
2012
MDL teamed up with Stauch Vorster and Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects to enter the competition for the design of the new Cape Town International Convention Centre East.CTICC2 must define and locate its own identity within its business, spatial and operational model so as to enhance and not...
This project is the long term development of the Cape Town Station Precinct. This exciting development involves sinking the existing railway lines underground, thereby enabling the redevelopment of land and exploiting air rights. The space will  allow for mixed-use developments including office...
2012
South Africa has one of the highest incidences of rape and sexual violence in the world.  Rock Girl initiated the "Safe Spaces", a grassroots public art and education campaign, to motivate for and create safe places for girls and women - and everyone - in our schools, communities, and CBDs -...
2012
The intervention on Strand Street is more akin to an urban scaling device than habitable architecture, and is seen as an act to humanise and bring a tactile quality to the neomodern apartheid-inspired architecture of Cape Town Station. Historically subservient to the dictates of rail dominant...
2011
Each of the public transport facilities which are to form part of the future City of Cape Town inner city transport hub, are diverse in their location and character and responds in different ways to the specific requirements of its users. However, these are functioning separately, with very little...
2011
The Freedom Walk initiative is an economic, social and spatial  program, using culture to  activate  urban regeneration in the central city in order to build an inclusive civic identity and a vibrant economy for Cape Town.Through a series of urban interventions, the Freedom Walk initiative (phase 1...
2009
The client required their compact house in Pinelands, Cape Town to be enlarged and modernised in order to accommodate a growing family. The strategy was to open up the ground floor in order to connect the front garden with the back and to add a second storey that would capitalize on a previously...
2009
Otto Mentzel in his reminiscences of life at the Cape during the perod 1732 to 1740 recalls that there were two reservoirs in use by this time connected by wooden pipes. The upper-most was in the vicinity of the present day tennis courts off Hof street and the other above today's Caledon Square....
2007
The re-development of the old ConradieHospital site is an unique opportunity to provide housing and employment in a new integrated neighbourhood. Furthermore housing can be provided relatively close to the Cape Town CBD. The site will be a new node of activity which joins work, living and leisure...
2007
The City of Cape Town, as the contracting authority, in partnership with the Provincial Government of the Western Cape and the National Government, invited proposals for the design, development and financial sustainability planning of the Green Point Stadium and precinct to enable the City to host...