A construction project that has been proposed for Cape Town for several years has gone through a redesign, with an interesting solution to the problem of limited parking space.
The Breebloem tower – named after its proposed location on the corner of Bree and Bloem streets in Cape Town – has been floating about since at least 2009.
After several years of silence on the project, engineers Henry Fagan and Partners have updated the project with new designs. According to the group, the development is currently in the approval stages with the city, with the plan to commence on construction some time in 2018.
According to the firm’s write-up on the development, Cape Town streets are not orientated north/south, compromising effective sun control, which it aims to correct with the 18 storey Breebloem building.
The design twists as it rises, which has the added benefit of also providing better view angles.
Notably, the building has been designed with a central core making provision for lifts, stairs and services to accommodate offices and/or living quarters. It also allows continuous and unobstructed
With limited space for parking, as is the case for most Cape Town developments, one of the proposed parking solutions is an innovative rotating floor disc system to better accommodate vehicles on the relatively small site.
Fagan stressed that the logistics around the parking system are still a proposal; however, should it be implemented, the rotating disc would be the first of its kind in South Africa, and could be the first of its kind in the world.
You can see how this works in the video clip below: