Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works – New Administration and Control Building


Year: 2016

Location: Khayelitsha

Client: City of Cape Town

Structural and Mechanical Engineering: Aurecon


A new Administration Building at the Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works. The building’s facades respond to orientation and operational requirements by managing solar gain, and simultaneously allowing generous views over the plant.

The design of the building aims to put the people who will be operating the plant at the centre of the architectural concept. This ‘operator-centric’ approach drives the spatial layouts, and aims to encourage active engagement between operator and their duties, and between operator and the building itself.