• Karyn Richards

Revelstone Cobbles complement new parkade

Updated: Dec 15, 2020

A pedestrian precinct and garden courtyard which flank P3, a recently completed three-storey parkade adjacent to a Virgin Active gym at Century City, has been paved with Jura Cobbles manufactured by Cape-based cast-stone producer, Revelstone.

Clad with an attractive perforated aluminium screen, P3 was built for the Rabie Property Group by main contractor, WBHO. It was designed by Vivid Architects and the project’s civil work was done by Neil Zaaiman Civils.

Landscape architect Alistair Turrell of Planning Partners designed the landscape installation for the pedestrian precinct in collaboration with Vivid Architects. The Jura Cobbles were laid by TJ Paving on a sub-base of 150mm G5 aggregate.

Combining paving space with beds of indigenous foliage and trees, the paved precinct includes benches clipped onto the raised beds, making it a space for relaxation rather than a mere thoroughfare.

“We chose Jura Cobble because it’s a refined product with a very regular module,” said Turrell. “And its colour tones complement the dark brickwork

of the garden walls and the perforated aluminium screens.This is a high-trafficked pedestrian zone and the irregular composition of the planting zones in the courtyard lent itself to the herringbone pattern which was adopted for the layout of the cobbles. They exhibit no differentiation in direction nor extensive patterning which otherwise could have competed with the architecture”.

Revelstone’s Jura Cobble has also been used on several other upmarket projects including the V&A Waterfront’s No. 5 Silo project where it lines an indoor walkway on the ground floor.

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