From Adelphi to artisans’ galleria

2017-12-12 06:00
An artist’s impression of the Adelphi Centre’s redevelopment.

An artist’s impression of the Adelphi Centre’s redevelopment.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Adelphi Centre in Sea Point is undergoing extensive renovation and will come out with not only a new look, but also a new name.

The development will be named the Artem and is expected to be a luxurious galleria-style shopping centre.

The building on Main Road has been purchased by property developers Da’Realty, which is carrying out the upgrade.

The renovation is expected to be completed in February and will boast – alongside a mix of international retail brands, boutiques, shops and eateries – a curated art gallery. Art pieces will also be exhibited throughout the building in the public spaces, along with finishes such as marble, Italian lighting and handcrafted brass balustrades, explains Da’Realty president Ahsan Darvesh.

“Handcrafted by artisans in Italy, a pure 18ct gold logo done in mosaics will present itself upon entry to Artem. All of the lighting is soft mood lighting which has been carefully designed to enhance the exclusive shopping ambience.

“The sanitaryware in the public restrooms is all solid brass and manufactured by artisans, as is the travertine marble – which is the same quality as used by five-star hotels worldwide.”

Ahsan goes on to explain that the balustrades in Artem will all be solid brass and are being handcrafted by a local artisan.

The parking area will undergo a special overhaul by up-and-coming township-based street artists who have been commissioned to create graffiti art on all the walls.

“The idea is to also help promote the work of emerging artists in this beautiful new galleria. The Artem parking lot will serve as an exhibition space for these street artists whose art is woven into Cape Town’s landscape,” says Darvesh.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.