Taj,
Cape Town

Client

IHC Taj

Taj,
Cape Town

Taj Cape Town captures the heritage, spirit and vibrancy of the city’s historic heart.

Located within the historic and civic heart of the city, the site of the Taj Cape Town comprises a 1950s tower and two heritage buildings, the former South African Reserve Bank from the 1930s and Temple Chambers originally built in 1890s.

The challenge for JPA was to create a synthesis across all three buildings and to celebrate the old and the new in a complimentary fashion so that guests would enjoy a seamless experience throughout all parts of the hotel. The wider context was that the hotel should also represent the urban revival of the historic location and capture its distinctive personality.

Located within the historic and civic heart of the city, the site of the Taj Cape Town comprises a 1950s tower and two heritage buildings, the former South African Reserve Bank from the 1930s and Temple Chambers originally built in 1890s.

The challenge for JPA was to create a synthesis across all three buildings and to celebrate the old and the new in a complimentary fashion so that guests would enjoy a seamless experience throughout all parts of the hotel. The wider context was that the hotel should also represent the urban revival of the historic location and capture its distinctive personality.

Every effort has been made to maintain and restore the style and fabric of as many of the key heritage spaces as possible and to recreate their original appearance. Any new elements are meticulously considered so that they align with the intrinsic principles of the neoclassical design language while introducing the levels of comfort, quality and modernity where the situation requires.

London

Mare Street Studios
203/213 Mare Street
London
E8 3LY
United Kingdom

Singapore

5 Shenton Way
#10-01 UIC Building
Singapore
068808
Singapore

Dubai

Office 205,
Al Khaimah Building
Port Saeed
Dubai
PO Box 111985
United Arab Emirates

©2021, JPA Product Design Ltd

London

Mare Street Studios
203/213 Mare Street
London
E8 3LY
United Kingdom

Singapore

5 Shenton Way
#10-01 UIC Building
Singapore
068808
Singapore

Dubai

Office 205,
Al Khaimah Building
Port Saeed
Dubai
PO Box 111985
United Arab Emirates

©2021, James Park Associates International Ltd