Cabrico paves Stellenbosch development
Cabrico Bricks has supplied clay pavers to the exciting new mixed use estate Devonbosch in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. The clay paving reflects the history of the property.. Killarney Brickfields produced fine clay bricks for some of South Africa’s most prestigious developments. In the early 1990’s the Capri Family successfully expanded the business and renamed the brickfields "Cabrico".
In 2017 the Capri Family began working with developer SquareTurn Holdings and the new estate of Devonbosch was conceived!
Cabrico's Rustic Blend, Platinum and Autumn clay pavers enhance the surrounding fynbos and mountains while creating a welcome “carpet” to the estate. The beautiful paving lends itself to the "walkability" of the estate - a key design concept.
“Walkability is a quality found in mostly older and established world cities and towns," says says Pieter van der Westhuizen, managing director of Square Turn Developments. "We all love to visit and explore these places on foot, but it’s something we should also consider when we build for ourselves. We should not place as much importance on the use of our private cars,”
“We, as a 21st century society, have overlooked the pleasures of a lingering walk amidst our busy routines, which we strongly believe can be reintroduced at Devonbosch.”
By providing convenient parking options beneath buildings or behind structures to keep vehicles out of sight, public spaces remain decluttered and free of cars. Broad and open walkways for pedestrians and cyclists throughout the development encourage everyone to get active and to use the parks as breakout areas. All the buildings are linked by multiple access roads, pedestrian walkways and various modes of public transport, so it is easy to get everywhere on foot.
Devonbosch offers residents a lifestyle where retail, business and recreation are all part of the deal. Situated on the corner of the R304 and the Bottelary Road, it links easily onto the N1 highway, making it both accessible and visible.
“Once completed, Devonbosch will be a vibrant and economically sustainable town, offering residents world-class innovation with a vision that encompasses some 80ha of green parklands and waterways – an urban playground in the heart of the Winelands,” says van der Westhuizen.
- Architect: Urba Architect
- Developer: SquareTurn
- Main Contractor: MNK