African Design Magazine February 2016 - Page 22

Download the Architects of Justice company profile here T his project, designed by Architects of Justice, helps the Edenvale City Improvement District (www.edenvalecid.co.za) to bring the vision of a future place where we have free public space, new work opportunities, nature, integrated public transport and high density housing to reality. The ETHH is an example of an integrated urban centre. The design makes intelligent use of limited space and existing resources to support a highdensity inner city population while promoting quality of life for residents. The vested parties are set on accelerating the upliftment of the Edenvale CBD and surrounding areas. It is intended that this project will aid the regeneration process of the area, and form the basis upon which other urban developments in the area are conceived and considered. The area in question currently consists of parking lots adjacent to older shopping centres on council land. β€œIt’s a very poor centre of town which used to be a thriving and prosperous area,” explain the architects. Architects of Justice (AOJ) is a progressive Johannesburg-based architecture and design practice, formally established in 2009 by Mike Rassmann, Kuba Granicki and Alessio Lacovig. Guided by the principles of best practice, they strive to create bespoke architecture that is not only interesting, sustainable and innovative, but architecture that preserves the integrity and functionality of every build. Our time with the three protagonists behind the project was enlightening; they are knowledgeable and passionate about their craft with an enthusiasm which is infectious – often a simple question would lead to a ten minute answer with each of the partners weighing in with their views. 22 Click here to read more