Battery Park, at the entrance way to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town incorporates a park and piazza, a concealed multi-level parking facility, as well as new pedestrian routes. The site is also archaeologically important, as it contains the remnants of one of the city’s oldest structures, the Amsterdam Battery.
The inventive use of different concrete elements is notable, including the interpretation pavilion that features a total of 123 precast panels, concrete treads, seats and park benches, and the skate park which was constructed by hand-packing 90 m3 of concrete. The concrete elements are all of very high quality. This project displays the amazing versatility of concrete and shows off exceptionally detailed and finished concrete elements.
This is therefore a deserved winner of the Fulton Award in the “Buildings greater than 3-storeys” category.
Location: Cape Town (Western Cape)
Submitted By: dhk Architects
Client: V & A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Principal Agent: Igual Project Managers
Main Contractor: Group Five Ltd
Specialist Sub-Contractors: Concrete Units (Pty) Ltd; California Skateparks, KTW
Suppliers: Megamix; Chryso SA (Pty) Ltd; Ciolli Readymix (Pty) Ltd