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May 10, 2019 | Investment

A striking new dhk designed building in Cape Town will offer an aspirational city lifestyle

Bringing together the architectural strength of architecture firm dhk, the development experience of Abland and property expertise of the Dogon Group, The Rubik in Cape Town, a newly announced luxury mixed-use building in the CBD is set to become a standout on the city’s skyline.

Situated on the corner of Loop and Riebeek Streets, The Rubik sees premium residential apartments above luxury offices and high-end retail space within a striking glass-clad shell reminiscent of the Rubik’s cube for which its named.

Floor-to-ceiling windows, 24 hour concierge security, state-of-the-art technology, fixtures and finishes, a minimalist design and spectacular views over Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and the ocean form a highly desirable package, with prices starting from R2,4 million.

“The beautiful and modern The Rubik has a distinctly international feel that is in tune with global trends and influences,” says Rob Stefanutto, MD of Dogon Group Developments. “This exciting building, which will stand as a design beacon in Cape Town’s CBD, allows buyers to live and work in a distinctive space within the bustling centre of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.”

Work on The Rubik is expected to commence in June 2019 with completion in July 2021. When this property came up for sale, developer Abland, which has undertaken many high-rise developments in Cape Town’s CBD, wasted no time in the acquisition due to its suitability for mixed-use development. Jurgens Prinsloo, Abland’s Regional Manager, explains that the building will have a modern glass facade – with offices that are double-glazed – an air-conditioning system that doesn’t use water evaporation for cooling, energy efficient lighting and water heating systems, all are in keeping with green star initiatives.

The dhk designed building echoes the future of life in the city centre. “Gone are the days of inner-city living being a novelty, and enter the days of ‘Great City Addresses’, which are inspiring to live in. Dogon’s ongoing commitment to bringing cutting-edge projects to market is apparent in The Rubik,” says Stefanutto, “it will set a benchmark for future developments and see both out of town and local buyers being offered a truly quality product in a city on the rise in international terms.”

dhk Architects
Abland
Dogon Group

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