PROGRAM: RETAIL LOCATION: ZIMBALI, BALLITO, SOUTH AFRICA SIZE: 4000m²
The Zimbali Wedge retail component comprises of what are essentially two ground floors, allowing easy access to all stores. The lower ground is 'wedged' into the hillside creating a natural amphitheatre. This level was seen as the active, busting and multifunctional space. The resulting courtyard space will be used as spill over space for restaurants, bars and markets. The multimedia screens allow for live music and a 'mini fan park' for sporting events. The modular upper ground floor was reserved for boutique designer stores which can easily be reconfigured.