2015/2016 Awards: Commended Projects

Local Studio

Outreach Foundation Community Centre

Johannesburg, Gauteng

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An infill community facility located in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

The Outreach Foundation Community Centre is one of the first new inner-city social infrastructure projects to be built in Hillbrow since the 1970’s. The building houses 3 primary functions: a computer centre, dance studio and offices and meeting areas. The simple form of the community centre is entirely governed by the programs housed. The building site is situated on the rooftop of the unfinished community hall of the 1970s German Consulate - elevated almost two stories above the street level, it creates strategies around public placemaking.

People Upliftment

Community and people upliftment - Reimagining the centre as elevated building and creating a beacon through public placemaking for the community.