Due to be completed in October is a new and vast urban park at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The aim of the park is to better connect the city with the sea through a series of pedestrian routes, including one alongside the canal.
It is named ‘Battery Park’ after the historical Amsterdam Battery around which it is built – one of the oldest structures in Cape Town. The urban park will include stone-filled gabian walls; as well as two circular walls which have been retained after they were uncovered in archaeological digs of the area prior to the start of construction.
“A key objective of the V&A Waterfront has always been to re-establish the connection between the city and the sea, which we have achieved with the pedestrian path that runs alongside the canal. Equally important, the ruins of the historic Amsterdam Battery have been retained in the park as a new heritage site,” said David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront.