Case Study

Rockefeller Hotel & Residence Cape Town

MLB Architects (Andre Vom Hagen)
Project manager
Fawwaaz Abrahams
Project completion date
Ryan Joffe Properties (Ryan Joffe)

12 Christiaan Barnard Street Cape Town 8001 South Africa

Discover a realm of luxurious living at The Rockefeller, an exquisite residential gem situated at Harbour Place on the captivating Foreshore Immerse yourself in the epitome of elegance with 395 upscale apartments meticulously crafted by the renowned visionaries, Ryan Joffe Properties and Narrative. This exceptional location offers seamless access to the vibrant Harbour Arch development, Cape Town International Convention Centre, V&A Waterfront, and an array of dining, shopping, nightlife, and cultural delights just a convenient Uber ride away Indulge in a lifestyle of unparalleled comfort as The Rockefeller provides all the essential amenities for your absolute satisfaction. From the awe inspiring lobby to the impeccable 24 hour concierge and top tier security services, every aspect has been meticulously designed to exceed your expectations The majestic building houses 395 luxury apartments spread across 18 floors, while the pinnacle awaits with the Skye Bar and pool, treating you to breathtaking vistas of Table Bay, the dynamic cityscape, and the awe inspiring Table Mountain.

Project Challenges 

Challenge 1 - Requirement to expedite getting the materials to the relevant floors prior to the crane being removed.
Challenge 2 - The excessive deflection of the slabs and having to accommodate this with the deflection head detail.
Challenge 3 - The project was originally specified with traditional building materials which limited the number of storeys.

Gyproc South Africa Solutions

Ceilings: RhinoBoard® 9mm skimmed concealed ceiling supported by Gypframe® D37/32 K ceiling grid.
Walls: RhinoBoard® 12.5mm plasterboard, RhinoBoard® MoistureResistant 12.5mm plasterboard, RhinoBoard® FireStop® 15 mm plasterboard.

Gyproc South Africa Main Project Solutions

Acoustic comfort - High performance ceilings and walls for superior sound absorption
Thermal comfort - ceilings and walls for energy efficient indoor temperature comfort control
Lightweight solutions to save on waste management and foundation costs for the building
Dry build solutions to minimise water consumption during the build

Client Testimonial

“The developers said that the construction of The Rockefeller is to provide accessible and affordable apartment living within the CBD. There are no other developments within the Cape Town CBD at this price point, and in an over subscribed and under supplied market, prices have soared and owning property has become largely out of reach for many” Ryan Joffe Ryan Joffe Properties