Keyes Art Mile

TYPOLOGY PUBLIC & COMMERCIAL SPACE LOCATION ROSEBANK SIZE - CLIENT TOMORROW CO. ARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE ONGOING


The Keyes Art mile, a spinal development located in Rosebank, Johannesburg, is a project aimed at reviving nature within the urban core, as part of an initiative to create healthier urban environments and neighbourhoods.

The development originated as a precinct centred around art, however, this vision has been extended to create a mixed use neighbourhood within the heart of Rosebank. The Keyes Art Mile presents the opportunity, like art itself, to tell a story with the landscaping and public space components contributing significantly to this narrative. The planting strategy for Keyes probably conveys the development’s sustainability agenda the clearest. Not only does the planting palette aid with carbon sequestration in the urban core; promote biodiversity; contribute to nature conservation efforts; and create a favourable micro climate; but it also endeavours largely to change social perspectives on locally indigenous planting palettes. Future phases of the spine will showcase planting communities that represents Veldtypes occurring naturally along the Mining Belt of Johannesburg.