Portfolio Metro Centre Piazza
The Metro Centre Piazza is set to become the “town crier” for those who live and work in the surrounds of Braamfontein, just north of the City itself. Gone is the concrete Metro Centre Precinct softened now by the new and majestic Council Chambers allowing space for a new and modern Piazza..
With the introduction of the Metro Centre Piazza this area now has a chance to develop into not only a pedestrian friendly area but also an area where the community at large can relax and enjoy the Highveld sunshine whenever possible. Be it to stop and have a sandwich at lunch time or simply walk through from one place to another taking in the changing Jozi skyline.
With a new and flexible design, this space can be transformed to suit the changing seasons or events that invite the community to mix and relax in a friendly environment with the whole family. The Piazza also allows for daily use and weekend chill sessions. A large outdoor digital screen will not only showcase the speaker sessions in the newly built Council Chambers above, but will also screen features of national interest such as soccer, world news and on the odd night, a movie under the stars.
A large outdoor gym, jungle gym, large screen, chess board and Wifi stations in the surrounding gardens are a great way to walk the talk for those wishing to expend unused energy or warm up before a run through the safe walkway.
Designed around a community element that is now fast becoming a true sign of merging Johannesburg, solar street lighting forms part of the 5 Star Green award already received for this new eco friendly island. Reduce, reuse and recycle bins, also part of Phase Two, will be a strong reminder to those using the park to keep the area clean and in keeping with the Green Star Award. Gone are the days when littering was an acceptable practice.