African Design Magazine August 2016 - Page 19

African project Radisson Blu Hotel and Residence – South Africa chitectural, construction and design experts is ensuring that Cape Town’s eagerly Hotel and Residence Cape Town is well on track to opening its splendid doors rtesy Machete: Safmarine House, the award-winning former office building in the heart of the city is easily amed and polished granite exterior. Now, its upper floors are being transformed by developer, owner, Stonehill Property Fund into Cape Town’s highest (and one of the most luxurious) residential nehill has also commissioned the development of the lower 11 floors and ground floor into a five star operated by Carlson Rezidor as their flagship Radisson Blu hotel. 1 are being reconstructed into the Radisson Blu hotel and floors 12-23 will house 167 sectional edroom (40-88m²) apartments. This includes eight sensational penthouses up to 290m². Originally on to build the iconic glass, granite and concrete modern high-rise, the current investment will total ure is responsible for the design of the hotel interiors, and are busy with the construction est rooms, passages and public areas. s-Rogers, the design architect for the building then at Louis Karol ned for the building in the 1990’s, says key references lie in the Art Deco ar Mutual Heights on Darling Street and other urban features of central he array of city cultures, its harbour and marine environment, its stone ase on life 19