The landmark Portside building, a joint development between FirstRand Bank and Old Mutual situated in the emerging financial district of Cape Town’s CBD, has recently been completed by dhk architects.
At 139 metres high, Portside is Cape Town’s tallest building and sits against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain and the city, its glass façade animated by the changing light and surrounding cityscape.
Portside is also the greenest tall building in South Africa, having achieved a 5 Star Green Star SA rating. It is lit with LEDs, has ample bicycle racks and change rooms, as well as electric car chargers and hybrid car parking bays – just some of the sustainable features of the building.
A vibrant mix of cafes and restaurants have occupied the ground floor of the building along with a new FNB branch, revitalising the street life in this rapidly evolving part of the city.