The Grand Daddy Hotel
This trendy refurbished 1895 hotel is on Long Street, the centre of Cape Town’s dining and nightlife. The Grand Daddy Hotel with its Airstream Caravans on top was a design concept from Christof Booysen Architects. Projectmen’s involvement was to achieve the placement of the caravans on top of the hotel and have them fully functional within 34 days. The tight schedule was achieved due to the positive and co-operative attitude of all the contractors concerned. Ever step was meticulously planned and executed; from the blocking off of the adjacent streets on a Sunday through the raising of each caravan five storeys to their position on the roof.