One & Only Hotel Rooftop

V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Severe limits to the carrying capacity of the hotel roof meant that we needed to be cautiously creative in the detailing of the rooftop. With the unavoidable weight of the pool, deck and pergola we had to focus on employing innovative soil, drainage and retaining strategies in order to maximise the rooftop planting. This enabled us to break away from standard containerized systems and plant a more extensive green roof. We were able to introduce Table Mountain Fynbos species – referencing the magnificent mountains that frame the views from this rooftop.