CAPE TOWN – Property developer Blok has announced the completion of Tenonq, their Sea Point development that took 20 months to complete.
This eight-storey building is home to 53 apartments – the most in Blok’s portfolio, and took over 1 million bricks, 4 000 cubic metres of concrete, 509 tons of steel, 25km of various cables and 18 kilometres of piping to complete.
Tenonq‘s urban location, surrounded by apartment buildings that cover over three-quarters of its boundary length, offered a unique challenge and design opportunity.
"This density presented a unique context; the building had to interact with its neighbours, both within the building and across the boundary edge, ensuring that these shared urban spaces are uplifted aesthetically and spatially,” said the managing director of Blok, Jacques van Embden.
Tenonq’s pet-friendly homes include nine one-bedroom and four two-bedroom single volume apartments, 10 one- and 28 two-bedroom duplex apartments as well as two, three-bedroom penthouses. The double volume apartment design ensures ample living space that is enhanced by features such as space-saving kitchen joinery, home offices, bars and built-in vanities.