Western Cape

  • Silo 3 + 4
  • Silo 3 + 4
2015
Makeka Design Lab in joint venture with VDMMA have been appointed for the design of Silo 3 and 4, two mixed use buildings consiting of retail and high-end residential apartments. The buildings form part of the Silo District Developments surrounding the Zeitz MOCAA situated at the heart of the...
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...
2015
The design for the extension to SPHS, that played a leading role in the anti-apartheid struggle, is the result of careful analysis of the existing footprint and programmatic organisation. The additions are placed in a way to shape meaningful outdoor spaces where students and teachers can interact...
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
Set against the breathtaking backdrop and the rich viniculture tradition of the Franschhoek Valley, the Leopard’s Leap Wine Estate provides a contemporary home for the innovative Leopard’s Leap Wine brand. The existing building was converted and extended to host a range of activities, paying homage...
This natural swimming pool does not make use of any chemicals. It utilizes aquatic plants and a filtration system to clean the water. The natural swimming pool is a mini ecosystem. The pool is composed of two pools, a swimming area and a regeneration area, both of which are merged .The swimming...
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...
2012
This Special Project has been initiated by the mayor of Cape Town through the Department of Human Settlements to develop housing typologies and site specific architecture for the delivery of new projects and existing settlement upgrade projects.The study is to integrate town planning, urban design...
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 Peninsula High school is situated on Old Kendal Road, Diep River and has been earmarked for the classroom replacement project by the Western Cape Department of Education.  As part of this project, all existing prefabricated  classrooms will be demolished and replaced during phase 1. Phase 2...
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...

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