World’s tallest building made of hemp nears completion in Cape Town, South Africa

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SOURCED FROM: SA People News | Jenni Baxter | 03 April 2023 | ARTICLE LINK

The ground-breaking 12-storey building at 84 Harrington Street in Cape Town, South Africa, is shaping up nicely as it appears to be nearing completion. The building, which will be home to around 50 apartments, is making history as the world’s first hemp skyscraper!

The new hotel has been built using hempcrete blocks and other hemp-related building materials. The original five-storey building was bought by Hemporium’s co-founder Duncan Parker in 2016, and the exciting project has been undertaken by hemp producer Hemporium in partnership with Afrimat Hemp and Wolf + Wolf Architects.

Once complete, it will house Hemporium’s flagship store and the Hemp Hotel.

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