Upgrading of Cape Town Station’s Strand Street Facade

Construction is currently underway to upgrade the outer facade of Cape Town Station on the Strand Street section. Below shows the history of design proposals for the facade.

What we have before us are two solutions to the same design inquiry. Where one proposal is bold loud and attention grabbing the other steps back humbly falling in the background. The one makes clearly visible through text what lies beyond whilst the other assumes its citizens know where its public buildings are.

Which do you prefer? Click on the images to see larger version.

Current Cape Town Station Wrap upgrade design

Design 1

Original design for Cape Town Station wrap

Design 2

Construction currently underway with Design 1