Savage + Dodd

The Ekhaya Neighbourhood Improvement Programme

Hillbrow, GAU


The eKhaya Project in Hillbrow, Johannesburg was premised on developing a sustainable neighbourhood within the inner city. The project involved the re-cycling of several decayed and mismanaged residential blocks along Pietersen Street into healthy, economically and sociallysustainable buildings. eKhaya was one of the first projects of its kind to envisage neighbourhood-wide regeneration developed through discussions concerning common interests between property owners and the community and it now covers 16 city blocks.