The founder and director of DESIGNING_SOUTHAFRICA (D_ZA)- a non-profit organisation has conceived a project to boost civic upgrade. The project would be executed by David Adjaye in collaboration with the Johannesburg Development Agency(JDA). ‘The pavilion’ is to be built within the city’s park station, drawing attention to the region’s historical significance and resuscitating an unemployed public space.
Positioned at the heart of the city, around various stations and taxi ranks; a large number of people pass through the proposed site of the pavilion on a daily basis. Following the description by local office urban works as ‘a catalytic space that brings together diverse entrepreneurs to develop their trades’, a permanent food and culture hub would be designed to draw attention and attract visitors to the place.