The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) recently announced the 5 architectural teams that have been shortlisted for the design of the of the CTICC expansion. The planned expansion as announced in March of 2011, will be constructed at the existing parking lot site adjacent to the Media24 building, and across Heerengracht. The expansion is to create a “convention precinct” that is to include 10,000 square metres of retail space, a hospital, an office tower, public park and numerous basement parking bays, with a potential link to the existing Artscape Theatre and Civic Centre Station. The existing building offers 55 000 m² of lettable space and the intention of the expansion is to increase this capacity by 49 000 m².
Future Cape Town’s previous posts on the announcement of the CTICC expansion.
- 25 July 2011 | The CTICC is expanding: Designing an economic engine
- 14 June 2011 | Towards 2020: “To become the best long-haul international convention centre in the world”
- 12 June 2011 | CTICC expansion: Design for the unexpected
- 31 March 2011 | Media Release: CTICC, City of Cape Town & the Provincial Government of the Western Cape
- Image Gallery at futurecapetown.com
19 teams responded to the proposal which included the representation of four international firms. After an “extensive consultation process” five architectural teams made it through to the final selection round.
The shortlisted teams are:
- Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects, Stauch Vorster Architects and Makeka Design Lab.
- Gapp Architects and Urban Designers with specialist design consultant Henning Larsen Architects
- Louis Karol Architects and Interiors, Fabian Architects and Ruben Reddy Architects
- Osmond Lange Architects and Planners
- Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects, Grosskoff Lombart Huyberechts Associate Architects and Terra Ether Architects with specialist design consultant Woods Bagot
Rashid Toefy, Chief Executive Officer of the CTICC said:
“The key criteria that the consortia/companies were assessed against was their level of expertise and track record, the relevant skills set that they bring to the table, their sustainability credentials and their organizational structure with regards to Historically Disadvantaged Individuals (HDI)”
The next phase of the competition
The 5 shortlisted finalists will be required submit a design concept and proposal, which will then be evaluated by an expert advisory panel comprised of both local and international representatives
A final announcement is expected in March 2012 subject to land deal conditions being met. The appointment of the Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers will take place following the confirmation of the official architectural design team.