[Ntsika Architects - Westbury TDC - COVER IMG] Ntsika Architects

Westbury TDC

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Mixed Use Architecture
Firm LocationJohannesburg, South Africa
CompanyNtsika Architects
Lead ArchitectNadia Tromp
Design TeamGabriel Mareme, Boitumelo Mongwaketse
ClientCity of Joburg

The Westbury Transformation Development Centre (TDC) is a mixed-use public building. The project focuses on developing an approach to engaging with marginalised communities in a meaningful, sustainable way. It seeks to create an innovative, locally fabricated architecture from a local palette of materials, using local skills. A generous public space in front of the building can be used by the community for various social activities. An indigenous acacia forest links the user to the landscape. A series of defensible internal courtyards are designed to create safe safe spaces within.