Model study of courtyard option
Model study of courtyard option

Conceptual diagram illustrating 'Justice narrative' through the internal spaces (main)
Conceptual diagram illustrating 'Justice narrative' through the internal spaces (main)

Conceptual sketch of landscape and 'Carcass'
Conceptual sketch of landscape and 'Carcass'

Model study of courtyard option
Model study of courtyard option

CHANCELLOR HOUSE

FERRIERASDORP, JOHANNESBURG

In Collaboration with HMJ Prins Architect

2009

Run by Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo, South Africa’s first black-run legal practice significantly contributed to the country’s political history. Theirs is a story of transcendence, audacity, resistance and hope. As an historic neighbour to the existing Magistrates Court, the conceptual redevelopment of Chancellor House presented an opportunity for a space of civic engagement. The role of Chancellor House would become a supportive platform to the democratic engines of the court, for which the lawyers so tirelessly fought. Supported by a permeable ground plane, the story is told through a narrative street level exhibition façade,