BUILDING A COMMUNITY
CAMPUSKEY’s new Bordeaux development in Stellenbosch epitomises the idea that great design can make living, working and socialising in one space both PRACTICAL and STYLISH.
CAMPUSKEY, a leader in innovative hospitality and co-living in South Africa, recently launched its latest building, Bordeaux. Adding to its 35-strong portfolio of properties, the impressive development in the heart of Stellenbosch boasts 4 000m2 of single-occupancy luxury units, a café and co-working spaces. “We believe that, through design, we are creating opportunities for students and young adults to connect, interact, build friendships and form business networks,” says CampusKey MD Leon Howell.
The space aims to enhance a sense of community between students, club members, innovators and freelancers in the neighbourhood. Industrial-style architecture and natural light set the stage for dynamic interiors that bring the outdoors in. This nod to biophilic design is continued with plants dotted everywhere, making for a soft, inviting space. Bordeaux also takes design cues from Neo-Memphis principles, a contemporary take on the Memphis style made famous in 1980s Milan – which means colour, bold furniture and graphic patterns abound. “You can expect a sensory playground that promotes imaginative interactions, where colour and nature dominate,” says CampusKey’s architectural and experience designer Celesté Havenga.
The iconic Schoon eatery has opened its eighth café in South Africa within the Bordeaux building, allowing CampusKey students and others in the neighbourhood to make better decisions regarding food choices and their impact on the environment through sustainable agriculture.
Need a desk? CKwork is a shared working space – a hub where ideas and professions meet. Here you’ll find hot desks, meeting pods, lounge pockets and recreational areas, including a fully equipped gym.
CampusKey, which currently operates more than 4 000 rooms in Pretoria, Potchefstroom, Bloemfontein, Gqeberha, Cape Town and Stellenbosch, will be expanding its model in 2022. This marks a new chapter for co-living, where leisure and business travellers as well as students share spaces, connect and inspire one another.
For more information on CampusKey, the CKclub and CKwork, visit campuskey.co.za.