Cape Town Railway Station in Adderley Street, built in 1964. The four in the photo are on the left the System Manager for the Cape Region, Mr Zoutendyk, second left is the Regional Electrical Engineer. Second Right is the Contracts Manager for Dura Construction, and on the right is a Director of the Dura Construction Co.

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Hans R. van der Woud… on September 11, 2013

http://www.artefacts.co.za

http://artdecobuildings.blogspot.nl/2011/03/baredna-cape-town.html

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 11, 2013

Janos Lenard was personally responsible for the design. He was the Chief Architect of the in-house Building Services section in the Chief Civil Engineer’s Department of the then South African Railways and Harbours (SAR&H). SAR&H was renamed ‘SA Transport Services’ in the 1980s then renamed ‘Transnet’ in April 1990. He returned to Hungary from Johannesburg approx 10 years ago.

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 11, 2013

The recent refurbishment of Cape Town Train Station, is led by a consortium of architect Mokena Makeka MDL (lead designer), DHK Architects, Jakupa Architects and architect Henri Pierre Comrie.

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 11, 2013

Lit.: "Neues Bauen in Afrika" by Udo Kultermann; Tübingen, E. Wasmuth 1963.

"New Directions in African Architecture", by Udo Kultermann. Publisher: George Braziller; 1st edition (October 1969). ISBN-10: 0807605220. ISBN-13: 978-0807605226

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 11, 2013

The Congrès internationaux d'architecture moderne – CIAM (International Congresses of Modern Architecture).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congr%C3%A8s_ International_ d'Architecture_Moderne

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 11, 2013

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bauhaus

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 11, 2013

Lit.: "Cape Epic" by Hymen Picard; Khenty Press, Howick, Natal 1977 (ISBN 0 86876 001 3).

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 12, 2013

Ian G.S. Cruickshank designed the Port Contol Tower or Portnet Tower in Cape Town.

Ian Cruickshank & Associates cc Forensic Architects

PO Box 417 Morningside 2057

Johannesburg

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 16, 2013

Lit.: Cape Town's new Railway Station, by Laurie Wale, published in Architect and Builder Magazine July 1968.

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 19, 2013

The mosaics are designed by Samuel Jozua (Sam) Fourie (1919-2012), artist in the designing section of the The South African Railways, with the help of Miss Hilary Coetzee.

Samuel Jozua (Sam) Fourie was born in 1919 on a farm near Addo, about 60 miles from Port Elisabeth, next to the Addo Game reserve. He worked for the South African Railways for almost 46 years until his retirement in 1979. He died in an old age home in Knysna 2012 October.

Lit.: Before the Railways. Mosaics tell of leisurely days in Cape, published in The Star Johannesburg, wednesday november 24 1965, page 28.

Lit.: Transport history in mosaic. Cape Town retains link with the past, published in Rhodesia Railways Magazine of september 1966.

Lit.: Sam Fourie, een van die grotes, tijdschrift Spore, juli/augustus 1989.

https://www.facebook.com/samfourieartist

Hans R. van der Woud… on September 19, 2013

The architects for the Cape Town station were father and son Alexander Stewart Cruickshank & Ian Grant Stewart Cruickshank, together with the Railway Administration's in-house architect Janos Lenard.

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