The redevelopment of the former BMW Pavilion in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront by owners Zenprop has provided approximately 4000m2 of AAA Grade commercial office space over two floors.
The existing building was completed in 1994 by dhk and at the time housed a BMW exhibition centre as well as the first Imax theatre in South Africa. The redevelopment respects the integrity of the original design and its prominent V&A Waterfront position.
The design preserves the main entrance for the new commercial tenants on Dock Road and creates a secondary entrance for owners Zenprop on the same side, as well as an additional tenant entrance on Beach Road. Office space is located around the central atrium, an original feature, and a new lift core and tenant toilets have been added in a central position.
The Beach Road elevation has been enclosed with full height glazing and the existing first floor terrace renovated, maximizing views and bringing daylight to the new office spaces. Additional floor space has been added to the southern corner in the triple volume space which housed the former Imax theatre, and new windows added to this elevation which was previously closed to the street edge. One level of basement parking is accessed from Beach Road, while the lower level of basement parking is accessed from Dock Road.