Great Westerford Courtyard
Newlands, Cape Town

We were approached to redesign a multifunctional open courtyard space situated on top of a very important data centre belonging to a cellular phone company as part of an overall upgrade to the Great Westerford office complex. Our design aimed to create a serene corporate environment with many opportunities for the employees in the building to sit on low walls to talk or just take a break from the office. The material choices and colours were influenced by the materials chosen by the architects for the interior refurbishment of the building. Timber decking was used all along the perimeter and a polished concrete surface for the central walkway. The client’s brief called for some small trees and also a lawn area. Once we rationalised the design and drainage requirements, we designed formal planter boxes cladded with polished concrete panels on all visible sides to contain the new planting.


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    Completed December 2014