2019 Johannesburg, ZA

Patch: 2 Park Drive

Two erven which lie adjacent, but in two separate planning districts.


The project offers a radical antithesis to homogeneity: negotiating the two schizophrenic identities of the suburbs between which it sits: both economically and culturally. Using signage, colour, cultural motifs and programme, a meshed hybrid identity is created, – fusing elements from the nearby Dragon City China Mall with that of the adjacent South Asian-, Middle-eastern- and Horn of Africa- migrant suburb of Mayfair – eventually crystallising into a storage facility and hydroponic farm for a single client with an eatery, sidewalk cinema, a barbershop and a Friday market.