THE ATRIUM & OCULAR
EVERY ELEMENT HAS BEEN REWORKED TO HERO THE ORIGINAL FORM
Looking at the facade of this iconic structure, each new angle tells a different story. In the same way, the view from each of the impressive windows of Ocular, reveals a unique landscape – the vibrant, multicultural city life; the authenticity of a working harbour; the new stories unfolding in the silo district; the Zeitz Mocaa rooftop sculpture garden; and, of course, the ever-impressive Table Mountain.
As an homage to its heritage, the building possesses a sensitivity towards craftmanship and function. Its redesign welcomes natural light into the tubes that once had no open space to give exposure to the sheer volume within. And, while it pays tribute to its historic narrative, the repurposing also brought about a space that reflects a penchant for design. In an industrious manner, every element has been reworked to hero the original form, with even the finest detail originating from the old colour and texture palettes of the original silos. As with the rest of the refurbished building, the aesthetic approach of the event spaces is as much an exploration of design, form and light, as it is an opportunity to create a beautiful, functional event space.