Chinatown

Client: City of Johannesburg 
Construction Budget: N/A 
Address: Cyrildene 
City: Johannesburg 
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The entrenched local community of Cyrildene lobbied the city to create a plan to limit the spread of Johannesburg’s emergent Chinatown. The area, over the last 25 years has seen the South African Chinese community move from the historical Chinatown in Ferreirasdorp to establish shops and restaurants on Derek Avenue, which is the main street […]

Westbury NMT Framework

Client: Johannesburg Development Agency 
Construction Budget: R35 million 
Address: Westbury 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Westbury NMT Framework is one of the first precinct interventions linked to the Empire/Perth Corridors of Freedom strategic area framework, which looks to significantly increase population densities, access to public transport and access to employment. Westbury is one of the poorest coloured townships in Johannesburg with formal unemployment rates well below the national average […]

Sophiatown NMT Network

Client: Johannesburg Development Agency 
Construction Budget: USD1,779,850 
Address: Sophiatown and Westdene 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Sophiatown NMT framework continues the NMT links from the Westbury framework. Historically, Sophiatown and Westbury were disparate areas with huge differences in income, reinforced by the industrial and open space buffer zones on the main road. The new link makes it very easy for pedestrians and cyclists to cross buffer zones and the main […]

Arch For The Arch

Client: Interactive Africa and Liberty 
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 […]

SPCNR

Client: Southpoint Properties 
Construction Budget: USD1,490,000 
Area: 8,500m² 
Address: 87 De Korte Str. Braamfontein, 2001 
City: Johannesburg 
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SPCNR stands for ‘Southpoint Corner’ and is a workplace development by the student housing company, Southpoint. The building consists of internal public areas, a roof garden, retail units and a restaurant. This is the renovation of a 1960s modernist office building designed by Silverman and Associates, previously known as Heerengracht. The building has historically housed […]

Westbury Pedestrian Bridge and Park

Client: Johannesburg Development Agency 
Construction Budget: USD991,450 
Area: 4500m² 
Address: Cnr. Fuel Rd & Kretzchmar Str. Westbury 2093 
City: Johannesburg 
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Westbury Pedestrian Bridge comprises a pedestrian bridge with access to a BRT station, an amphitheater and a park. This project forms part of a broader precinct plan, an NMT network, also conducted by Local Studio in the area. Initial research established that the on-grade crossing between Coronationville and Westbury was extremely dangerous for pedestrians, particularly […]