Smuts and Boyes Architects

We recently completed The Towers complex in the heart of Cape Town. This development has instantly become a landmark in the city where it redefined public space.

The development consisted of the complete upgrading of two existing office towers and the design of a new 40 000m2 parking structure consisted of 13 storeys. This parking structure was partly built over an existing 4-level basement and incorporated a 60 by 8 storey-high ‘grand concrete truss’.

A pedestrian area has been created between the Civic Centre and Hertzog Boulevard with a walkway that links the North and South Towers. This public atrium, with its open green spaces, is an ideal retail environment.

The upgrade was designed in such a way as to not disrupt the numerous existing tenants in the buildings and was completed within a two years.

The Towers was commissioned by Redefine Properties, and was a joint project with Boogertman & Partners en URBA.

Designing a public space

Great public spaces are the living room of the city – the place where people come together to enjoy the city and each other.

Interior design and detailing

It is important to understand the means to create successful variations on standard types of detailing – while at the same time that of the relationship of existing building shells to the construction of detailing of new elements.



The design of buildings that perform well, age gracefully and are aesthetically pleasing.

Our aim

Smut and Boyes Architects aim to marry budgetary constraints, green principles, functional and aesthetic principles together in creating efficient and pleasing outcomes.