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International Recognition for Greenbay Development

At the 2022-2023 International Property Awards, the Greenbay housing development, designed by Boogertman + Partners on behalf of Balwin Properties, was awarded the overall Best International Social Housing Award.

Mark of excellence

The International Property Awards celebrate the highest level of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. They are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe and are a world-renowned mark of excellence.

Participants are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals, covering the full range of property disciplines.

Green Star rating

Situated in Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape, Greenbay is a high-density, secure-living residential estate. It is part of Balwin Properties’ green property portfolio of developments, which provides a healthy family lifestyle offering that includes landscaped running trails and parkland that promotes walking within the estate.

Its communal core features a Green Barn Lifestyle Centre with an indoor gym, green café, multi-purpose sports field and more. From the Green Barn throughout the estate, the focus is on sustainable design, to achieve the highest Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa.

Over the last seven years, Boogertman + Partners have partnered with Balwin Properties on a range of developments countrywide, developing the Balwin green brand from strength to strength, constantly improving and raising the bar in these developments.

With shared values and vision to create an environment that cultivates a sense of pride for those living in it, the design is firmly rooted around the social impact, sustainability, community living, education and having a sense of belonging.

Sustainable design principles

Balwin Green Developments are set apart from other similar developments by their sensitive master and urban planning with sufficient parks and green spaces, breakout spaces and top-end facilities in the lifestyle amenities. A focus on green sustainable design principles and high-end security are part of the developments.

Andre Wright, director of Boogertman + Partners, says: “As architects, we have the responsibility and skills to make a difference in the living standards of many people in South Africa. Working closely with Steve Brooks and his team at Balwin, provided Boogertman + Partners with such an opportunity to make this difference. We are very honoured and privileged to be part of this journey.”

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