In 2016 Style Council was appointed by the Wurth family to transform Nooitgedaght Village Estate into an Eco Park catering to a diverse range of residents from first-time homeowners to retirement age.

The park represents the largest area of green space within the development. The ‘green lung’ is for approximately 950 households, amounting to almost 3000 people once fully developed. A 2.3 hectare space that forms part of the Stellenbosch Biosphere Reserve.

Werner Wurth received accolades for his forward thinking style and approach by winning The African Property Award 2019/2020 for best mixed use development in Africa at the Dubai Africa and Arabia division of the highly prestigious International Property Awards. The award ceremony took place in London, it gives recognition to leading property developers architects and interior designers from around the globe.

Werner bought into Quentin’s vision.

Watch a video of an interview with Quentin just prior to the commencement of the park:

“This is a new wetland park that I have the honour and privilege to be a part of, I have been called in by the Wurth family to turn this into a magical piece of paradise replicating nature as much as possible to achieve a very dramatic yet natural wetland area that is specifically designed for the use of the people in the space, to have a lot of fun in this space, to allow new habitats to be formed for creatures and wildlife and for people to be able to interact and learn from it and enjoy themselves.


I believe this will become an iconic space, something that other estates and villages would be proud to represent in their own spaces. A very green upgrade, were talking about replicating nature in such a way that this will become a haven for wildlife for plants, the flora and fauna here will be protected, This will become a nursery for wetland and riparian plants and creatures and hopefully this will become the benchmark for future villages and estates and the trend for how the South African culture is heading towards an integration of architecture with nature.

This is something we can all be proud of. Thank you!” Quentin Mostyn Owen






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