HANS VILJOEN
architect + urban researcher

2009
burlington arcade jazz club
CBD, Pretoria, SA

Burlington Arcade is transformed into a strip of light, close to the heart of innercity Pretoria, Church Square. The existing pavement of the arcade (not original), is replaced with an openable glass floor to provide access and light to the enlarged basement. The symmetrical figuration of the glass floor surface is derived from the art deco treatment of shop entrances. The floor is opened after business hours, when the arcade is changed from a pass-through-place to a destination – a jazz club. Accommodation for musicians and a practice room is added in the service passage at the Western side of Burlington House.

University of Pretoria. BSc Arch. 2nd year design studio