TYPOLOGY ADAPTIVE REUSE, AFFORDABLE & URBAN HOUSING LOCATION JOHANNESBURG SIZE >10000 SQM CLIENT PRIVATE ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE CONCEPTUAL
The development is located next to the M2 to the south of Johannesburg CBD. This area is primarily an industrial area and consists of large industrious buildings. The fabric of the area speaks of reappropreation and neglect.
This inner city development project is focused primarily on re-use of existing buildings through the implementation of housing. Each floor of the building is divided into a series programs, each with an allocated amount of space. The bulk of the building’s floor area is dedicated to residential use, allowing for 252 living units to be introduced. An additional 2 storeys of 1260sqm. in total are also added to building B. This addition allows for more accommodation units to be incorporated into the design. The rooftop doubles up as an event space and recreational space for both the school and residents of the building.