101 St. Georges Mall

101 St. Georges Mall

Originally the office was appointed to do renovations and consolidation of an ‘arcade’ that links St. Georges Mall to Adderley Street. This arcade, at ground level of 2 different buildings is composed of a main corridor and 8 shops on its sides. The main challenge of this project was to find a linear route for the main corridor that would make the circulation through the arcade more comfortable and connection between the 2 buildings clearer.

Through the design development stage the client sold one of the buildings. From this moment onwards this project was about renovate the existing main public passage and setting up guidelines for finishes, shopfront design and signage for the 4 shops in the arcade. The arcade got a fifth shop though when the hotel above asked for direct access from their lobby to the main passage.

All the finishes chosen and shopfront design respected the existing nature of the building and brought forward a more comfortable interior space in terms of its lighting levels, width of main passage, as well as easiness of maintenance.

Budget: R 2,540,500.00
Client: Zenprop
Team: Jakupa Architects & Urban Designers
Project Type: Retail
Location: 101 St. Georges Mall, Cape Town
Status: Built