VICTORIA AND ALFRED WATERFRONT The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development commenced in1988. Since then the Waterfront has developed and grown at a rapid rate. There were 24 million visitors to the Waterfront in 2005 and it has become a premier destination for residents of Cape Town, local and international tourists. It was recently sold for R7 billion.
CONVENTION CENTRE, ROGGEBAAI CANAL AND ARABELLA SHERATON The Roggebaai Canal precinct encompasses a residential marina development , retail facilities, restaurants, the Cape Town Convention Centre and the associated hotels.
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTREThe Roggebaai Canallinks the Victoria andAlfred Waterfront withthe Cape Town CityCentre and the CapeTown InternationalConference Centre.The precinct encompasses a residential marina, offices, hotels, retailfacilities, restaurants, and the Cape Town Convention Centre.The Convention Centre opened in 2001 and attracts large numbers of visitors tothe area.
LA LUCIA RIDGE OFFICE ESTATE AND UMHLANGA RIDGE NEW TOWN CENTRE The La Lucia Ridge Office Estate (200,000 sq m), Umhlanga New Town Centre (850,000 sq m) and Umhlanga Rocks Development (100,000sq m) together make up a new major development node 15 kms north of Durban. 550,000 sq m have already been developed.
LA LUCIA RIDGE OFFICE ESTATE A New Town Centre for the Greater Durban North Local Council area. The development was initiated by Moreland Developments who are the owners of the land. The initiative has spurned unprece- dented growth in the area. GAPP has developed both the overall development strategy, the urban design framework and the associated design code.
ARABELLA GOLF COURSE ESTATE :THE WESTERN CAPE HOTEL AND SPA The design and development of a new six-star hotel, wellness centre and golf estate, set in the magnificent Overberg region of the Western Cape, overlooks a beautiful lagoon, with distant views of the ocean.
APARTHEID MUSEUM GAPP in association with Mashabane Rose, Britz Roodt and Linda Mvusi architects, have designed and built the Apartheid Museum. The cultural facility’s core theme is the celebration of the human spirit over adversity. It’s initial focus will be on the human triumph over Apartheid. From here on other struggles will be depicted where humankind in general has triumphed over seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL DOMESTIC TERMINAL GAPP has been appointed as lead architects in the Associated Airport Architects. This professional team is responsible for the design and construction of the new domestic terminal at the Johannesburg International Airport.
DE BEERS HEAD OFFICE GAPP in association with van der Merwe Miszewski and Lucien le Grange have been appointed to design and construct major extensions to the De Beers Consolidated Minds Head Office. The building is centred around a major three- floor atrium, flanked by two-office wings on either side. These overlook the atrium and take advantage of the Johannesburg skyline view. The building will be set in the rehabilitated natural highveld landscape, as was the case when diamonds were first discovered.
HARTLEYVALE STADIUM : CAPE TOWN The Olympic Hockey Stadium for the Cape Town City Council. The qualifying tournament for the Atlanta Olympic Games was played here. The work by GAPP received an Award of Merit from the Institute of SA Architects.
ITALA GAME RESERVE Design and development of the Ntshondwe Camp, Itala; for the Natal Parks Board. The approach included a detail environmental impact assessment and a “design with nature” philosophy. The end result is a luxury camp completely integrated with its natural environment, reinforced by the use of natural and indigenous materials. The camp was developed around a watering hole.
MANDELA SQUARE (FORMALLY SANDTON SQUARE) A public open piazza enclosed by shops, restaurants, a library and a hotel. Valued at 300 million U.S. dollars.
MANDELA SQUARE (FORMALLY SANDTON SQUARE) Source: Joburg! The Passion Behind a City
MIDRAND WATERTOWER GAPP designed and constructed one of the largest water towers in the southern hemisphere. Located in Midrand halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, visible for many kilometeres, it has become the landmark of Midrand. Various concrete construction awards were received for this particular project.
NEWTOWN CULTURAL PRECINCT An urban design framework directing the redevelopment of the historic Cultural Precinct within Newtown in the Johannesburg Inner City. First prize winner of open competition.
MAROPENG, CRADLE OF HUMANKIND Maropeng is located in the Cradle of Humankind, World Heritage Site. The development includes an interpretation centre, hotel, restaurant and the nearby Sterkfontein caves.
STERKFONTEIN CAVES VISITORS CENTRE, CRADLE OF HUMANKIND