JOHANNESBURG FROM BELOW

THE CITY | Johannesburg from Above
THE CITY | Johannesburg from Below
Alexandra/Marlboro signage | Photo credit: Lindsey Bremner Spaza shop, Downtown Joburg
THE CITY | Occupation of Joburg
Business in Alexandra Occupation of Marlboro factories
Hillbrow | Photo credit: Heather Mason
THE CITY | Reoccupying Downtown
Maboneng Precinct | Photo credit: Bheki Dube
THE CITY | Visual reclamations of space
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | “Black Taxis”
Wynberg Alexandra Taxi rank, CBD, Photo credit: Su Tomesen
CBD
Soweto
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | Taxi Language
Soweto to CBD
CBD
Soweto
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | Taxi Language
Soweto to CBD
CBD
Soweto
Alexandra Sandton
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | Taxi Language
Alexandra to Sandton
Alexandra Sandton
CBD
Soweto
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | Taxi Language
Alexandra to Sandton
Alexandra Sandton
CBD
Soweto
Randburg
Tambisa
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | Taxi Language
Tambisa to Randburg
Alexandra Sandton
Randburg
Tambisa
CBD
Soweto
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | Taxi Language
Tambisa to Randburg
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | 12th Language of Joburg
Taxi Hand Signals User Guide, Published by the City of Johannesburg
Stamps designed by Susan Woolf
RECLAMATIONS OF SPACE | Language as Identity
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Spaza shops
Spaza shops, Alexandra
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Employment structure of Spaza Shops
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Employment structure of Spaza Shops
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Employment structure of Spaza Shops
40 000
Gauteng shops
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Employment structure of Spaza Shops
40 000
Gauteng shops
people benefit
600 000
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Employment structure of Spaza Shops
Five most sold goods in Spaza shops
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Brief Interractions and small exchanges
Pan Africa Mall, Alexandra
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Mega-scale competition for Spaza shops
Spaza Shops
100 000
Spaza shops in South Africa
7 000 000 000 R
industry turnover
400 000
employees
Minibus Taxi
150 000
Minibus taxis in South Africa
16 500 000 000 R
industry turnover
600 000
employees
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Small interractions accumulate to make for viable industry
Photo credit: Lindsay Bremner
RECLAMATION OF SPACE | Small scale
INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT | Creation of sprawl
Fourways
Randparkrif
Weltevredenpark
Florida
Diepkloof
Paulshof
Sunninghill
Westfield
Edenvale
Glenvista
INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT | Creation of sprawl
INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT | Corridors of Freedom
Louis Botha Corridor
Turffontein Corridor
Empire-Perth Corridor
INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT | Corridors of Freedom
Rea Vaya station, photo credit: City of Johannesburg
Street section for Corridor of Freedom, City of Johannesburg
Louis Botha Corridor before
INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT | Public Space along Corridors of Freedom
Louis Botha Corridor after
INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT | Public Space along Corridors of Freedom
Alexandra
Hillbrow
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Connection between Alexandra/Sandton and CBD
1 km
1 mile
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Adjoining neighborhoods
1 km
1 mile
Alexandra
Orange Grove
Sydenham
Maryvale
Rouxville
Bagleyston
Highlands North
Gresswold
Kew
Yeoville
Mountainview
Fellside
Hillbrow
Berea
Upper Houghton
Klipfontein
Lower Houghton
Cheltondale
Birnam
Waverly
Winston Ridge
Bramley
Elton Hill
Atholhurst
Raumaraispark
Bramley
Bramley Park
Wynberg
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Adjoining neighborhoods
1 km
1 mile
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Spine of commercial activity
1 km
1 mile
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Residential Neighborhoods
1 km
1 mile
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Commercial/Public edges
1 km
1 mile
1000 ft
1200 m
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Fellside to Maryvale
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Transition from Commercial to Residential
Abuts commercial Seperated by buffer
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Meeting the Street
Street wall Steps / level change Balcony / canopy Portico
Street wall Steps / level change Balcony / canopy Portico
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Meeting the Street
1 km
1 mile
1000 ft
1200 m
LOUIS BOTHA AVE | Potential site with open lot
MAT BUILDING
-low rise but high density
-courtyards emphasize a connection to the ground
-public space break boundary between louis botha and residential
-seperate realms for private space
-fine grain priveleges brief but intimate interractions
500 ft
600 m
PROPOSAL | Mat Building
500 ft
600 m
PROPOSAL | Grid
500 ft
600 m
PROPOSAL | Courtyards
500 ft
600 m
PROPOSAL | Places for public interractions
500 ft
600 m
PROPOSAL | Connected courtyards
500 ft
600 m
PROPOSAL | Private circulation