International Property Awards – Greenbay Cape Town

The Greenbay housing development designed by Boogertman + Partners on behalf of Balwin Properties has won the overall Best International Social Housing Award In the 2022-2023 International Property Awards.

The international property awards are open to residential and commercial property professionals from around the globe. They celebrate the highest level of achievement by companies operating in all sectors of the property and real estate industry. An international property award is a world- renowned mark of excellence. The awards are split into regions covering Africa, Asia Pacific, Arabia, Canada, Caribbean, Central & South America, Europe, UK and USA. Participants enter at their relevant national level and are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals who cover the whole range of property disciplines.

Greenbay is a high-density secure living residential estate and is part of the green property portfolio developed by Balwin Properties situated in Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape. Each of this portfolio’s developments provide 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.

The focus on sustainable design is continued throughout the estate, each GreenBarn is designed to achieve the highest green star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa.

Andre Wright (Director, Boogertman + Partners) believes that 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 of Balwin provided Boogertman + Partners with such an opportunity to make this difference, and we are very honoured and privileged to be part of this journey.

Over the last 7 years we have worked on a range of developments countrywide that have given us the opportunity to develop the Balwin Green brand from strength to strength while constantly improving and raising the bar in these developments. We share the same values and vision when it comes to creating an environment that cultivates a sense of pride from those living in the environment as it is firmly rooted around social impact, sustainability, community living, education and having a sense of belonging.

The following is what sets the Balwin Green Developments apart from other similar developments:

  • Sensitive Master and Urban Planning
  • Sufficient parks and green spaces
  • Break Out spaces
  • Top end facilities in the lifestyle amenities
  • Green sustainable design principles
  • High end security built in the developments.

Winning the Best Social Housing Africa category in these awards was a fantastic achievement, however, to win the overall category and to be the international winner is a gratifying recognition of many years of hard work by our teams and the client. The partnership between Boogertman + Partners and Balwin has resulted in some ground-breaking concepts, and there is still more to come as our work in this space evolves.