The Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm is situated next to the R44 road between Stellenbosch and Somerset-West. Bouwer Architects was appointed as architect (in collaboration with Lauren Smith) and principal agent to design, facilitate and coordinate all consultants and other role-players towards establishing a leading equestrian and wine estate. The client’s initial brief involved the development of a master plan for the entire estate, including the establishment of all infrastructure services, and farming activities. The estate now comprises over 110 hectares of land, supporting re-established vineyards and new olive groves together with vast expanses of newly introduced indigenous landscaping and over 400 newly planted mature trees.
Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Commencement Date: 14 May 2012
Completion Date: 11 October 2013
Quantity Surveyors: Metric Quantity Surveyor's - Siegfried Trumpelmann
Structural, Civil, Electrical & Mechanical Engineer's: Element Consulting Engineers
The buildings on the estate were intended to be of their place and of their time and this premise informed the design approach to derive an overall architectural identity shared by each of the individual buildings.