Creating space for an NGO hub within an existing building in the CBD of Johannesburg
Let's go Jozi
A furniture wall
The wall is not only designed to function as a security barrier, but also as furniture.
The timber boards to the outside of the wall are also used to exhibit the artworks of children in the inner-city attending the after school program.
Located opposite the Metro Mall on Bree Street, the project was done in collaboration with Let's go Jozi - an organisation providing aftercare for children attending school in the inner-city. The aim was to create a safe space within an existing building, thus creating space within existing space.
The design solution consisted of a wall partition with multiple functions. Apart from the conventional function of a wall providing enclosure, it is also designed to provide seating, pin-up space and a visual link to the inside where the same wall becomes the shelving and counter space.
providing a sanctuary for children in the inner-city