Arch For The Arch

Client: Interactive Africa and Liberty 
Appointment Date: 2017 
Completion Date: 2017 
Construction Budget: Undisclosed 
Address: Cape Town City Centre 
City: Cape Town 
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The Arch for Arch stands as a tribute to the human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, affectionately known as “Arch” by fellow South Africans, as well as a monument to peace and democracy. Designed by Snøhetta and Johannesburg-based Local Studio, in collaboration with Design Indaba, the engineers at Hatch, and […]

Trevor Huddleston Center

Client: Trevor Huddleston Memorial Centre NGO 
Appointment Date: 2012 
Completion Date: 2016 
Build Period: 10 months 
Construction Budget: USD289,170 
Area: 450m² 
Address: 71 Toby Str. Sophiatown 2092 
City: Johannesburg 
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One of the few remaining structures from old Sophiatown, the AB Xuma House, is situated at the corner of Edward and Toby Streets. The house belonged to Dr Alfred Bitini Xuma, who was elected president of the African National Congress in 1940. In 2007, the City of Johannesburg acquired the Xuma House and signed an […]

The Outreach Foundation Community Centre

Client: Outreach Foundation NGO 
Appointment Date: 2015 
Completion Date: 2017 
Build Period: 6 months 
Construction Budget: USD206,550 
Area: 300m² 
Address: 16 Kapteijn Str. Hillbrow 2038 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Outreach Foundation Community Centre is one of the first new social infrastructure projects to be built in Hillbrow since the 1970s. The project is situated within the broader Hillbrow Lutheran Church/Friedenskirche precinct, a site given to the Lutheran church by Paul Kruger at the turn of the century. The actual building site is the […]

The Hill Café

Client: The Awethu Project 
Appointment Date: 2013 
Completion Date: 2014 
Build Period: 3 months 
Construction Budget: USD66,100 
Area: 75m² 
Address: 11 Kotze Str. Hillbrow 2038 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Hill Café is a steel restaurant pavillion built as a temporary structure on the foundations of a demolished lunatic asylum in Johannesburg’s historical Old Fort. The original building had been demolished to make way for a parade ground for the Transvaal Scottish Regiment.  The design went through numerous iterations, all of which were rejected […]