A new residential lifestyle deve-
heritage and natural environment
of Johannesburg’s historic Links-
field area was recently launched
by Investec Property. Aptly named
The Neighbourhood, this close-
knit estate is set to be one of the
few secure residential develop-
ments in the area, offering buyers
a choice of upmarket stand-alone
luxury loft apartments.
development will be a new village
square, complete with a vibrant
shopping walkway and plaza.
The Neighbourhood is nestled
greenbelt that is home to a public
golf course and other leisure
amenities. Investec Property has
carefully crafted a design for their
approximately 53-hectare estate
that complements the existing
land and facilities, while delivering
a village-style development to
meet the needs of families.
Experienced South African archi-
tects, Boogertman & Partners and
Studios, have created a design
that resonates with the history
and architecture of the area, while
ensuring that the large majority
of existing trees and vegetation
remain intact. New indigenous
plant life will be incorporated
into the landscaping and lush
green spaces will be a feature of
the estate. Construction begins in
35 LOWER LONG, CAPE TOWN
The new 35 Lower Long development is an elegant and dynamic office tower proposal
on a peninsula site bound by Lower Long Street and Jetty Streets. Designed by dhk
architects for land owner Ellerine Brothers and developers Abland, the new tower replaces
a lower building designed in the late eighties.
Situated in Cape Town’s Foreshore precinct, great care has been taken to invigorate
this part of the city, both on street level and in the greater cityscape. It is envisaged as
one of the first of a cluster of taller buildings appropriate for the presently underdeveloped
area flanked by Lower Long and Loop Street.
The new building is characterised by a singular sculpted massing with dynamic glazed
façades which extend seamlessly over both the offices and parking levels. The glazed
façade terminates above ground level to emphasise the newly activated street edge.
The entire length of the street frontage along Lower Long & Jetty Street is animated by
new ground level retail, with multiple entry points to the office building and a prominent
The two main corners of the building are increasingly chamfered towards the roof,
breaking the solidity of the building. The wing-like glazing on the main street facing façades
soars upwards past the chamfered corners, further articulating and defragmenting the
solid orthogonal building mass. The sculptural building will create a dynamic form when
viewed from across the city, both at street level and from nearby buildings.
The building will provide 13,470m² of premium office space and 334m 2 of retail, and
will be completed early 2020. www.dhk.co.za www.abland.co.za