The Silo Hotel In Cape Town Is Finished And It Opens Tomorrow

The Royal Portfolio are launching their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, that's been designed by Heatherwick studio. The hotel was once a grain silo from the 1920's, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe. now it's an contemporary hotel with an industrial touch.

Photography courtesy of The Royal Portfolio

 

The Royal Portfolio are ready to launch their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

The hotel which opens tomorrow, was once a grain silo from the 1920’s, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe.

 

The Royal Portfolio are launching their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, that's been designed by Heatherwick studio. The hotel was once a grain silo from the 1920's, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe. now it's an contemporary hotel with an industrial touch.

Photography courtesy of The Royal Portfolio

What was once a heavily industrial building has now been transformed into a waterfront hotel with 360° views of the city. The hotel will also share the building with Zeitz MOCAA (Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa), and is due to open in September 2017.


The Royal Portfolio are launching their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, that's been designed by Heatherwick studio. The hotel was once a grain silo from the 1920's, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe. now it's an contemporary hotel with an industrial touch.

Rendering courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

The concrete and glass building is 11 storeys high (although it stands at 16 storeys because the floor ceiling heights are quite tall), and it’s a boutique property with just 28 rooms, each designed by Liz Biden.


The Royal Portfolio are launching their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, that's been designed by Heatherwick studio. The hotel was once a grain silo from the 1920's, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe. now it's an contemporary hotel with an industrial touch.

Photography courtesy of The Royal Portfolio

Inside a large atrium separates the hotel entrance from the art museum, and will feature cut away sections of the silos, with light filtering down into the space.


The Royal Portfolio are launching their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, that's been designed by Heatherwick studio. The hotel was once a grain silo from the 1920's, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe. now it's an contemporary hotel with an industrial touch.

Renderings courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

The hotel has a rooftop bar and restaurant that looks out over the city.


The Royal Portfolio are launching their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, that's been designed by Heatherwick studio. The hotel was once a grain silo from the 1920's, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe. now it's an contemporary hotel with an industrial touch.

Renderings courtesy of The Royal Portfolio

Also on the rooftop is the hotel swimming pool.


This rooftop swimming pool will set atop The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.

Renderings courtesy of The Royal Portfolio

One of the key features in the design of the hotel are the huge windows. They are made from 56 hand-cut panels of glass and they stand 5 ½ meters (18 foot) high, plus they dome out about 1 meter (3 feet).


As part of the design of The Silo, a hotel in South Africa, are the huge windows. They are made from 56 hand-cut panels of glass and they stand 5 ½ meters (18 foot) high, plus they dome out about 1 meter (3 feet).

Renderings courtesy of The Royal Portfolio

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