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Constructing an urban pavilion in one of Africa’s busiest transport hubs [architecture]

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DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA (D_ZA) in collaboration with the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) and the Mayor of Johannesburg are proud to announce the construction of an urban pavilion designed by world-renowned architect David Adjaye OBE. To be constructed in a public space within the Park Station Precinct in Johannesburg’s inner city, the project will highlight this historical junction in the city, while activating underutilised public space using innovative design. Initiated and managed by DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA, the exciting project is the next major local and international collaboration for the organisation. Zahira Asmal, founder and director of D_ZA, inspired by the anniversary of South Africa’s democracy, saw 2014 as an opportune time to invite global collaboration in creating new South African spaces. Asmal has identified the need to reconceptualise the role of public space in the city through sound architecture and design. Her long-standing working relationship with David Adjaye combined with his immense knowledge of African spaces, histories and challenges meant that there was no contest in Asmal’s mind as to who was best to lead the design on this project. Through D_ZA’s experience of working with the JDA, and with support from Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau and the Passenger Rail Association of South Africa (PRASA), the city has become an essential partner in realising the pavilion. ======================================= www.Concrete.TV Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Concretetv/109681892488758?ref=hl Twitter: @_concretetv www.Concrete.TV – a dynamic blend of broadcast style television and WebTV, covering: news, projects, products, people, countries and events for the concrete and construction industry. ======================================= [Constructing an urban pavilion in one of Africa’s busiest transport hubs [architecture] [construction]] [http://youtu.be/5GEM8xVUEK8]