Designed by studioMAS Architects and Urban designers in 2017, the state-of-the-art Johannesburg City Council Chamber became the first municipal building with a Green Star SA Socio-Economic Category rating. Located in the suburban hub of Braamfontein, the refurbished building serves as a benchmark in sustainability and green building design. It showcases how innovative, practical and sustainable solutions – combined with creative design flair and lower-cost production practices – can be adapted to influence the environmental impacts of a retrofitted structure. The chamber’s graceful and dignified form fully encourages and maintains the contextual unity with the neighbouring buildings, while managing to break away from the past to introduce a clear, modern face.
The Council Chamber will serve as the venue for the celebration of a decade of the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation. On the same occasion, the winner of the inaugural AfriSam Student Award for Sustainable Design will be announced. Visitors can explore the chamber by taking a tour through the architecturally impressive rooms at the event, taking place on 16 October 2019 from 16h00 – 18h30.
Read more about the Johannesburg Council Chamber here.