The recently developed Battery Park at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town is a masterpiece of urban regeneration.
Basketball, skateboarding and other sports and leisure activities bring this once neglected foreshore space alive with the buzz of adrenaline, injecting fresh life into the archeologically important site.
“The site is of archaeological importance as it still contains the rear ramparts of the historical Amsterdam Battery, one of the oldest structures in Cape Town. Archaeological digs of the area were undertaken prior to construction of the park, and they uncovered the two circular walls which have been retained.”
The Amsterdam Battery is one of the oldest structures in the city and the park serves to highlight the significance of the historical remains.