Architect’s Experience

Architect’s Experience

Design Joburg has always featured a purpose-built gallery showcasing some of the country’s most dazzling architectural projects. Not only have the buildings been represented through drawings, renderings, photographs and scale models, but the pavilion itself has also been designed by one of the participating architects. 

Design Joburg 2022 will take the architect’s gallery to the next level with the addition of a fully immersive 3D architectural experience including VR walk-throughs of several of the city’s most exciting architectural icons – all without having to step outside the gallery. Participating architectural firms include Daffonchio Architecture and Co-Arc International Architects, who have collaborated in designing a stand that takes you on a architectural experience.

More about the buildings that are being showcased:

The Bank by Daffonchio Architects

The Bank, an exciting new mixed-use development in the hub of Rosebank, which includes tenants such as VOCO hotel, Proud Mary and Workshop 17, and includes an extensive art collection curated by Art Gazette (not to mention a massive mural by SA artist Cameron Platter). The 2021 Gifa Awards noted The Bank’s “striking balance of grandeur and charm” and its “seamless assimilation into the context” while giving back generously to its urban surrounds and contributing to the vibrant, walkable Rosebank precinct and its unique character.

The Leonardo by Co-Arc International Architects

Africa’s tallest building, the Leonardo, at 57 stories is a feat of engineering and architectural ambition. Led by a majority women-team at Co-Arc International Architects, the building has proved transformative in many surprising ways, not least its contextually appropriate unique design and construction approaches and its focus on creating job opportunities and contributing to the local economy. Apart from the architecture, the building is remarkable for its thousands-strong art collection, much of it specially curated and commissioned for the building by art consultants The Trinity Sessions. These include artworks on the scale of Mbongeni Buthelezi’s 20m-long, two-storey-high mural and Damien Grivas’s geological sculpture that fills the stairwell connecting the ground floor entrance to the reception level above.






 

Architect’s Experience
Architect’s Experience
Architect’s Experience