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Johannesburg Civic Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Architect: Associated Architects For The Johannesburg Civic C, 1963.

Johannesburg Civic Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Architect: Associated Architects For The Johannesburg Civic C, 1963.
:TMCL-0018-0007
: Detail of the North facade of the main building with elements from the raised northern platform in the foreground. Johannesburg Civic Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Architect: Associated Architects For The Johannesburg Civic C, 1963.
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:Parklands
:27/07/2016
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:Johannesburg Civic Centre
:Johannesburg Civic Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Architect: Associated Architects For The Johannesburg Civic C, 1963.
:Civic Boulevard
:Johannesburg
:South Africa
:Associated Architects For The Johannesburg Civic C
:Public And Government
:Public Offices
:1963
:VIEW Architecture
:In the 1960's, the Johannesburg City Council procured a consolidated site of approximately 25 acres (10.12ha) in Braamfontein, with the express intention to erect a new Civic Centre within which all their Administrative Offices could be accommodated. The aim was to create "…. a focal point for the cultural activities of the City and for local government." The Conditions called for "…. a fine architectural setting and imaginative landscaping." To ensure that the project was worthy of Johannesburg, it was decided to invite local and overseas architects to submit designs in an open competition. A panel of assessors was chosen consisting of Mr. B L Loffell (Chairman), Prof Sir William HOLFORD, Mr. John COWIN, Prof John FASSLER and Mr. Norman HANSON. A total of 392 architects or groups of architects applied for the Competition Conditions; of these only 74 competitors submitted designs, of which one was disqualified for not submitting an Estimate of Cost. A total of more than seventeen hundred drawings were submitted and assessed. The First placed design (No 40) was submitted by a group of seven architects - all of whom had studied at the University of the Witwatersrand. The seven architects were: M. L. BRYER, M. M. BERNS, S. FEITELBERG, N. A. de H. LANGE, E. L. LASER, W. O. MEYER, P. L. SCHWELLNUS - Artefacts.co.za
:Johannesburg Civic Centre; architecture; Public Offices; Africa; South Africa; Johannesburg; Civic Boulevard; 1963; 20th Century; Associated Architects For The Johannesburg Civic C; Nobody; Full Frame; close-up detail; day; exterior; Braamfontein; Gauteng; cultural center; theatre; Apartheid times; performance space; labdnark building; visitor attraction; tourist attraction; south African; exterior facade; north facade; concrete; multi-storey; geometric; bold; front view; window; repetition; staggered; rough; raw; concrete texture
:South Africa
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:Detail
:Day
:Exterior
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