Neighbourhood News Update: 26 August 2022


The World Architecture News Awards, the largest international architecture awards that recognise and celebrate architectural excellence has shortlisted The Ridge building in this year’s Best Overall Sustainable Architecture Project. The Ridge, Cape Town’s newest 6-star Green Star Design awarded commercial building, competes with two other buildings listed in the same category.

The Ridge deploys some of the most advanced sustainable building technology available globally and was built creatively with a limitless approach in terms of design. The building is a true testament of the V&A Waterfront’s vision to set new standards for the future of commercial office developments. The final design is the result of the creative inputs of the project’s multi-disciplinary design team, which worked closely together.

Some of the elements that make the Ridge a ground-breaking development are features like the exceptional air quality due to the levels of natural ventilation in the space, minimal air conditioning usage and its Thermally Activated Building System Technology (TABS), elements that together make the Ridge’s office work experience exceptional and its bespoke features apart from other commercial building.

Beluga opens at Cape Town Cruise Terminal 

Image credit: Beluga

After closing its doors in 2020 due to Covid, the much-loved Asian fusion and sushi restaurant returns with a brand-new location at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, offering scenic views of the harbour, a perfect welcome to Spring and the cruise season.

The new space, opening in September, will be fitted with a wine-tasting section, whisky bar, sushi conveyer belt and a private dining area.

Group Hospitality Manager of Beluga, Inge Rebello said, “We cannot wait to reopen our doors in this stunning new location and welcome everyone back. COVID-19 affected so many businesses and we are proud to see Beluga make its comeback just in time for spring in the Mother City. This is an exciting time for Beluga, and we promise to deliver the food and experience our patrons have grown to love.”

Coffee lovers gathering at Makers Landing

Moses Lebofa owner of Moses Coffee in partnership with Makers Landing is inviting Cape Town coffee lovers to the African Coffee Expo taking place next week Sunday 04 September from 10am – 5pm.

Visitors will have the opportunity to taste a variety of coffee options and interact with local coffee experts and equipment suppliers through expo stands while soaking in the aroma of different coffee flavours. Vendors that will be participating at the event include Electrical Industries, Coffee Bru, Flat Mountain Coffee, and Camissa to name a few.

Entry to the event is free but coffee lovers can also partake in a number of ticketed workshops throughout the day these include:

  • Manual Coffee Brewing Workshop (10:00)
  • Latte Art Workshop (12:00)
  • Coffee Tasting Workshop (14:00)
  • Milk Alternatives Workshop (16:00)

Tickets to the workshops can be purchased here.

What’s on in the neighbourhood:

27 August 2022:

  • Feastival – Makers Landing
  • Busking auditions performances – Amphitheatre
  • Live action sports at the V&A – Amphitheatre
  • V&A Record & Music Fair – Watershed