Projects that matter
Some of these incredible spaces which show just how effective the reuse of old infrastructure can be, they include the Braamfontein Gate conversion of the old Total Oil Company headquarters in Johannesburg. This affordable housing project consisted of 400 residential units, a rooftop event space, retail units, and other activity spaces.
Another is the Lutheran Church Outreach Foundation Community Centre in Hillbrow, one of the first new social infrastructure projects since the 1970s. The project converted a staggered rooftop of an unfinished community hall, built as part of the German Consulate built in the same era.
The Westbury Pedestrian Bridge project was established to make a very busy intersection safe for pedestrians and school children. With this design, Local Studio tried to combine a bridge and a public recreational space to encourage usage and general safety. This project comprises a pedestrian bridge with access to a BRT station, an amphitheater and a park.