The good and the bad of Jo'burg's inner city
Sumayya Ismail | Johannesburg, South Africa
25 April 2007 03:50
As a prelude to the Inner-City Summit set to take place early next month, on Tuesday the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) led members of the media on an inner-city walkabout to gauge the city's progress in sprucing up the CBD.
The JDA oversees regeneration of the city, and CEO Lael Bethlehem said the summit will give a big push to inner-city development.
The South African Government Invites African Architects and Designers to submit Proposals for a Uniquely African Parliament -23 April 2007
Pretoria-The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms Sue van der Merwe has on Monday,23 April 2007 announced the launch of a continent-wide competition for accredited African architects and designers to submit proposals for the construction of what has been described as a uniquely African parliament.
THE PERFECT MIX OF CONTEMPORARY AND TRADITIONAL DESIGN: THE TEATRO AT MONTECASINO
The contemporary design of the Teatro at Montecasino is a striking contrast to the quaint Tuscan-themed "village" that makes up the lifestyle extension. The distinction between the traditional Tuscan theme on the one hand, and contemporary design and modern functionality on the other, is key to the design of the 1 900-seater theatre. It is part of a village comprising restaurants, a conference centre and a 169 room hotel. To top it off, the extension features a magnificent Piazza with a huge musical fountain.