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49 Jorissen

Client: Zenprop and Conurban 
Construction Budget: USD6,053,580 
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The adaptive re-use of a 70’s office slab and adjoining hotel into 600 student housing units in 2, 3 and 4-bed clusters, an 18th floor social space and a ground floor lobby.

Outreach Foundation

Client: Outreach Foundation NGO 
Construction Budget: USD206,550 
Area: 300m² 
Address: 16 Kapteijn Str. Hillbrow 2038 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Lutheran Church 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 […]

Hillbrow Counselling Centre

Client: The Lutheran Community Outreach Foundation 
Construction Budget: USD82,620 
Area: 100m² 
Address: Hillbrow 
City: Johannesburg 
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The Outreach Foundation currently provide a very impactful counselling service to migrants in Hillbrow, an area rife with crime and violence. Counselling facilities were previously scattered around the site and the new building will bring them together into one counselling centre. Facilities will include counselling rooms, a meeting room and a roof garden. This has […]