Under Construction

  • CAFDA
  • CAFDA
2017
Makeka Design Lab was appointed to covert a complex of existing buildings, previously the CAFDA Family Centre in Grassy Park, into a new Primary School. The buildings will house an Independent School set to open in early 2018. 
2016
Makeka Design Lab was appointed to conceptualize and redesign the façade of a rundown 1935 building for renowned Johannesburg developers and Maboneng creators, Propertuity. The proposal was inspired by the notion of “beyond”. Delve: To search deeply and laboriously. // Deeper: Extending far...
  • Riverton Mews
  • Riverton Mews
2015
Makeka Design Lab was appointed to design a low cost housing development located in Elsie’s River. The development comprises of sixteen two and three bedroom units surrounding a child friendly communal garden. The development is ideally located just off the main business corridor within easy...
  • 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...
2013
The existing Royal Palace was built some 35 years ago in 1975/76 and its completion and occupation was deliberately intended to coincide with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Lesotho’s independence. July 2008 saw the initiation of the new Palace project by the Ministery of Public Works...
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
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...
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 overall objective of the KCT is to uplift the community of Khayelitsha through the development and improvement of infrastructure in Khayelitsha and Khayelitsha Business District; and the establishment and development of commercial, residential and community facilities; and the alleviation of...
2009
The Memory Centre is conceived as a cluster of buildings together giving shape and order to the currently fragmented public realm. The first component is a tower which houses access and critical ancillary functions and acts as an urban marker that announces the Memory Centre precinct. The existing...
2009
The Apartments is a contemporary interpretation of Traditional housing in and around Lesotho.  Where natural earth tones and patterns are combined and contrasted with primary colours.  The apartments were designed to be built on an erf with existing house in order to generate an additional income...