GIFA Award of Commendation 2017 : City of Johannesburg Council Chamber by StudioMAS




GIFA AWARD OF COMMENDATION 2017 :  CITY OF JOHANNESBURG COUNCIL CHAMBER

Architects: studioMAS


Positioned as an anchor within the Metro Centre Precinct at the termination of Rissik Street, the chamber offers a dramatic and iconic addition to the cityscape.

The elevated building’s symmetrical and circular layout speaks of equality and inclusiveness in the tradition of the African lekgotla. Open spaces encourage discourse and public-official interaction. Democracy is further embodied through the building’s almost total transparency which visually connects the internal public and chamber spaces with the city it serves. The curved glass facade and gold fins contribute to its unique character, allowing it to successfully resonate with the city of Gold.  A fresh approach to the making of public architecture in a democratic South Africa.




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