3D illustration of preliminary built arrangement (main)
3D illustration of preliminary built arrangement (main)

Proposed spatial configuration of Parcel E
Proposed spatial configuration of Parcel E

Diagramtic study of street section coding
Diagramtic study of street section coding

3D illustration of preliminary built arrangement (main)
3D illustration of preliminary built arrangement (main)

CONSTITUTION HILL URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK

HILLBROW, JOHANNESBURG

In collaboration with: Xhamai Designs and HMJ Prins Architect

2010

The iconic Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg is a national heritage site and is testament to South Africa’s tumultuous road to democracy. This is evident through the numerous structures of surveillance, incarceration and oppression it once housed. Re-imagined as a site of triumph and a custodian of our democracy, a development plan sought to unlock the market potential of the site to ensure its survival and sustainability. The sacred heritage relics generated the proposed design guidelines, creating a spatial experience that threads a narrative particular to this site.