What’s com­ing up in 2016

CityPress - - Trend­ing - GAR­RETH VAN NIEK­ERK gar­reth.van­niek­erk@city­press.co.za

In Joburg, all eyes will be on the 15- to 20-year roll-out of the R84 bil­lion Mod­der­fontein re­de­vel­op­ment, which kicks off next year and is set to house 100 000 peo­ple over 1 600 hectares of un­de­vel­oped land.

Na­dia Tromp – this year’s win­ner of the Mbokodo award for women in the arts – will have a big year too as de­signer of four hos­pi­tals as part of Jo­han­nes­burg’s Cor­ri­dors of Free­dom de­vel­op­ment.

Dur­ban’s big news for 2016 will be the R3.1 bil­lion Oceans Umh­langa de­vel­op­ment, which starts con­struc­tion next year and will fea­ture two beach­front sky­scrapers with 460 sea-fac­ing apart­ments and a shop­ping mall with 100 stores, in­clud­ing the likes of Ver­sace, Burberry, Ar­mani and Paul Smith.

In the Mother City, the new Zeitz Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art Africa should come to com­ple­tion by the end of the year, along with a host of other flashy, big-bud­get projects in­cluded in the V&A Water­front de­vel­op­ments. Work has just be­gun on the R700 mil­lion Canal District mixed-use sub­urb.

Next year will see the an­nounce­ment of the 2015/16 AfriSam-Saia Award for Sus­tain­able Ar­chi­tec­ture + In­no­va­tion, one of the big­gest lo­cal prizes in ar­chi­tec­ture. The Aga Khan Award, the Os­cars of ar­chi­tec­ture, also comes around next year.

Big news abroad will be the open­ing of su­per­star ar­chi­tect David Ad­jaye’s Smith­so­nian Na­tional Mu­seum of AfricanAmer­i­can His­tory and Cul­ture, as well as the Venice Ar­chi­tec­ture Bi­en­nale, which will soon an­nounce who will be de­sign­ing the South African Pav­il­ion.


AM­BI­TIOUS The Mod­der­fontein re­de­vel­op­ment is set to house 100 000 peo­ple over 1 600 hectares

HIGH-RISE The 15- to 20-year roll-out of the R84bn Mod­der­fontein re­de­vel­op­ment be­gins next year

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