Flexible partition system comprising standard doors and steel brakets
Flexible partition system comprising standard doors and steel brakets

Interior floor plan of the Hub working space (main)
Interior floor plan of the Hub working space (main)

Palate of used salvaged and recycled materials
Palate of used salvaged and recycled materials

Flexible partition system comprising standard doors and steel brakets
Flexible partition system comprising standard doors and steel brakets

THE HUB JOHANNESBURG

FASHION DISTRICT, JOHANNESBURG

The recently established Hub Johannesburg required an adaptable space for their social-entrepreneur members to work, learn and collaborate. The communal spaces for this group of change-makers became central to the design approach. As a continuous work-in-progress, mobile furniture allows the users to define spaces specific to their changing needs. A limited budget inspired simple furniture using found wire-mesh cages, cardboard tubes, standard plumbing connections, doors as tabletops. A dedicated working space flanks the event space, which provides a secondary revenue stream.