Obscourt: Eco-friendly sustainability

Tensile Cables was commissioned by Hortcourture Landscape Architecture & Planning to supply cables and fittings for uniquely designed cables trellises at the new development in Observatory – Obscourt.

The Obscourt apartments offer an all round student accommodation including private gym and heated roof top swimming pool & braai facilities. It is ideally situated to service the needs of Groote Schuur Hospital, Mowbray Maternity Hospital, Red Cross Children’s Hospital, the private Vincent Pallotti Hospital, UCT medical school and the University of Cape Town.

Through the well thought out design eco-friendly sustainability and energy cost savings are assured by LED light fittings and motion sensors, water-saving sanitary ware and brassware. Piping hot water will come from a state-of-the-art central heat pump system (four times more energy-efficient than traditional hot water geysers).

Tensile Cables’s green wall trellises stretch the impressive full height of the Obscourt apartment block’s atrium wall as well as brighten up the boundary walls. Within 6 months, foliage will have started to grow along the cables and a geometric tapestry of greenery will begin to climb up the now bare wall.