Project Description

The Fynbos

The Fynbos will be the first biophilic development in Africa. It is named after a distinctive type of vegetation found only on the southern tip of Africa.

The design was carried out by TwentyEightZeroTwo in partnership with botanists, landscapers and sustainability experts to enable increased synergy with the natural environment through the use of plants, trees and sustainable materials.

The proposed 288,620ft2 building, which would include 17,000ft2 of retail space, forms an internal street along with 689 apartments spread over 24 floors. The apartments are scaled and priced to appeal to a diverse audience, ranging from luxury studios to 1- and 2-bedroom apartments from 260ft2 – 900ft2 in area.

The development which aims to exemplify clean living at its finest and benefits from innovative and internationally accredited urban sustainability features, including extensive use of diverse plants, renewable energy, best practice design mixing the highest standard with green credentials and a ‘smart’ building in terms of its exterior layering.

The development’s features include a rooftop sunset terrace with lap pool and co-working space, a rooftop fitness centre, a plant-based restaurant, tea room and botanical bar. Amongst other features, residents can enjoy the benefits of a 24hr concierge, SMEG kitchens and integrated planters providing a garden experience for each unit.


Project Details

Location Bree Street
Sector Mixed-use: Residential & Retail
Rentable Area 689 apartment units
1,600m2 retail
27,126m2 sellable area including parking and storage areas
Team TwentyEightZeroTwo Architects
Date 2021 – 2024