Grand West Casino

About This Project

Resort style urban casino with ice rink, hotels, cinemas, banqueting hall, retail complex and gaming halls on a 56 hectare site.


Twelve architects, three years and local inspiration is what it took to come up with the concept and design of the Grand West Casino. The result: a completely South African product. The concept behind the Casio was to delve into the history books and recreate seventeen Cape Town Buildings that once held much significance to Capetonians, but were demolished during the last century. The muse buildings include, the amiable Grand Hotel on Adderly Street; the Victorian style structure that paved the way for commercial development in 1951. The 1929, ornate Spanish baroque, Alhambra Theatre which was demolished in 1969; and the General Post Office – the neo-classical building was once the largest in the country. Tribute was also paid to the following buildings: the original Barracks, the first Cape Town Station, the first Standard Bank in South Africa, two warehouses and a series of fine Cape Dutch town houses. The buildings act as raconteurs of South African architecture over the last three hundred years.


Public Buildings