The Cosmopolitan is an elegant, swell-egant celebration of the revival of Sea Point! This marvellous new building is being developed on the boundary of Bantry Bay, where High Street sophistication meets the tidal pull of the Promenade, and brilliant design meets outstanding convenience.
Designed by Fabian Architects, one of Cape Town’s most respected firms, The Cosmopolitan is a nine-storey building in one of the most enviable locations in Sea Point. The lower floors will provide plenty of secure parking, while the ground floor will feature boutique retail and restaurant offerings. The six upper floors will comprise 32 apartments and three mind-blowing penthouses, each of which will boast a private roof garden with Jacuzzi and incredible sunset views.
Sea Point is one of the city’s most cosmopolitan suburbs, boasting a picturesque beachfront promenade, small upmarket shopping centres, and a variety of restaurants, clubs and coffee shops. The MyCiTi bus service brings Clifton’s beaches, the central city, the V&A Waterfront and good schools within easy reach.
But just about everything you need can be reached on foot from the site of The Cosmopolitan. Secluded Queen’s Beach – literally 200 metres away – is popular for sunbathing and has a beautiful sandy gully for safe swimming.
The Point – a new shopping and wellness centre in Regent Road – is an ideal spot to meet friends for coffee, enjoy an invigorating workout, get medical care and stock up on groceries. Also close by are Piazza St John, with Woolworths, Ocean Basket, trendy shops and coffee bars, and Piazza Da Luz with a Spar, restaurants, hair and beauty salons, and health shops.
Sea Point’s reputation for fine food is well-deserved. Welcoming, family-owned Mediterranean restaurants have been complemented by a plethora of cutting-edge eateries bringing enticing international flavours, from authentic tapas-style Southern Indian cuisine, to tasty Latin American-inspired tacos.
“The architecture and interior design responds to the desirable location by creating inward space around a light well, plus outward space to the city and the sun,” said Fabian Architects and Make Studio partner, Andries Samuel.
“This will maximise both interior living space and views from the apartments, with balconies looking out to the sea and sunsets.
“The building is designed in a classic, but contemporary style. This is in keeping with the generally Art Deco and Modern flavours of the buildings of the neighbourhood, but also suits the complex expression needed for an urban site.
“The materials will reflect the complexity found in the building and the site. They are simple and robust because they will be combined and recombined throughout the building in a striking way. This allows great diversity from a simple palette.”
Lines of plant boxes will accentuate the façade and greenery will soften the roof edges. The naturally ventilated parking floors will also have spaces for scooters and bicycles, so that residents can make the most of the surrounding streets and mountain slopes.
Architects: Fabian Architects
Structural Engineer: S & T Consulting Engineers.
Interior Architects: Make Studio
Quantity Surveyors: Khats & Sparks
Electrical Engineer: Solution Station
Energy Consultant: Here Today
Mechanical Engineer: Solution Station
Fire Consultant: Solution Station
Land Surveyor: David Hellig Abrahamse & Le Brun
Attorneys: Maurice Phillips Wisenberg
Branding & Marketing: Machete Creative