TOP 5 MOST EXPENSIVE ARCHITECTURE IN SOUTH AFRICA
Over the years, architecture has taken various forms as if it were a trend. From ancient to modern and sometimes, a blend of both. Discoveries were made for both modernist and ancient architectures to stay their best for eternity.
With Africa’s wealth in mineral resources, civilization and urbanization have played a part in creating some of the most beautiful modernist architecture ever seen in the world found in Africa.
In South Africa, there is quite an assortment of architecture. It is no surprise because South Africa holds two cities that are in the top five most expensive cities in Africa. If the standard of living in Johannesburg and Pretoria is high in all of Africa, then architecture on its own must be the best.
Once the architecture is carefully planned and implemented, it has a huge price to it. Why not come along as we uncover the top 5 most expensive architectures in South Africa? If you are not interested in its price, kindly hold on and let their beauty captivate your very being and soul.
Mind you, numbers 1 and 2 cost the same yet the beauty and elegance are never the same.
5. Hilton Durban – 61 Million Dollars
This architecture is one of the most luxurious hotels constructed in 1995 within the bursting city of Durban. It is strategically located in a central business district and quite close to the International Convention Center. In the distance are the most beautiful beaches which make Hilton a luxurious landmark in South Africa.
Hilton Durban was intricately designed and constructed by FGG Architects and Incorporated White Arkitekter AB in compliance with the American Disabilities Act 1990. The hotel is wheelchair accessible and its facilities are also in such order.
Once it screams luxury, it costs a whopping 61 Million dollars which makes it one of the most expensive architectures in South Africa. Expensively decorated and furnished, Hilton Durban has 328 guest rooms and 13 meeting halls.
4. Michelangelo Tower – 64 Million Dollars
The Libyan Arab Investment Corporation waltzed into South Africa in 2003 to construct a 64 Million Dollar 140m building in Sandton. In less than two decades of its existence, the architecture has housed the likes of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, J-Cole, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, and so many more. The best part, none of these prestigious guests had a negative review. Their services might be worth an equal of 64 Million Dollars after all.
As one of the most expensive architectures in South Africa, Michelangelo Tower is managed by a warm and hospitable staff that makes the guests feel at home. They give them treatments worth their money.
The 34 floor Michelangelo Tower has all the modern facilities fit for a masterpiece of a building. The 469ft architecture has built quite a strong reputation in the nation as one of the most expensive Architecture in South Africa with the warmest of receptions.
Got some bucks to spend? Maybe you could spend a night in this magnificent building, to earn bragging right worth 64 Million Dollars.
3. The Leonardo – 199 Million Dollars
The Leonardo also in Sandton is one of the most expensive architectures in South Africa standing at 227m. The completion of this gigantic building was in 2019 but if anything, it was quite an investment.
The Leonardo is a hotel owned by the brand, Legacy Hotels. This architecture is magnificently designed with penthouses, restaurants, commercial offices, conference rooms, a ground floor podium, bars, swimming pools, and so on.
The 55 floors of the Leonardo are opened to the public to enjoy its luxurious facilities any time of the day.
2. The Pearls of Umhlanga – 138 Million Dollars
Global Property Investments, VVE Property Development, and Wavefields Devco started the construction of The Pearls of Umhlanga in 2003 and finally finished in 2018. The 32 floored building became one of the most expensive architectures in South Africa.
Located in the city of Kwa-Zulu Natal, the place is described as captivating, exotic, luxurious, spectacular, and exceptionally flawless.
This luxurious residential resort offers high-class apartments and above all, is strategically placed to give its patrons access to every other facility in town.
It is said that whether on business or pleasure, The Pearls of Umhlanga is your best choice if you’re looking to get things done in an affluent manner.
1.Portside Tower – 138 Million Dollars
Want to know why although as expensive as The Pearls of Umhlanga, it made number 1? Well, read on.
Portside Tower, first of all, is the tallest building in Cape Town but most of all are the first architecture to have the least amount of energy consumption in South Africa. It is almost exclusively LED lighted. Cool right?
The 135m building owned by FirstRand Bank Ltd and the Accelerate Property Fund started construction in 2011 and finished in 2014.
Portside Tower is located on the No. 5 Buitengracht, Hans Strijdom Avenue, Cape Town, South Africa.
Ideally, it isn’t just one of the most expensive architectures in South Africa but the tallest also there is. And this amazing building took just 3 years to build, compared to The Pearls of Umhlanga which took 15 good years to complete.
These 5 most expensive architectures in South Africa seem to be fully and co-owned by organizations that utilize these architectures for business purposes.
Although they are very expensive buildings, they are expected to bring in equally high incomes, and that, they do.
It goes to say that Africa has seen some great investments over the past years and many local and international investors keep producing top-class architectural investments on the continent.
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