The renovation of a large industrial shed tucked away in Pretoria’s CBD was carried out with a very light touch, providing amenities for its use as an events space while maintaining the integrity of the industrial fabric.
The site is located close to the State Theatre and opposite the Reserve Bank building and is of the one of the last remaining examples of industrial heritage in the CBD. Its central location makes the site significant in the re-activation of the city centre.
In order to retain the integrity of the existing industrial fabric, a portion of the new facilities such as the entrance building, and toilet facilities are provided in shipping containers. These reflect a “warehouse” industrial aesthetic. Most of the existing brick fabric of the building has been retained, including “broken” or “ruined” parts of the building such as the existing broken windows.
The project is part of the wider regeneration of inner-city Pretoria led by CityProperty and is set to become a catalyst for new activity in the area.
- Client City Property Administration
- Location Pretoria, South Africa
- Year 2014
- Area 2 000 m²
- Status Built