The Rand Central Building, located on a consolidated erf on the corner of Jeppe and Joubert streets in Johannesburg, was completed in January of 1961. It was designed by Hurwitz, Murray and Pokroy Architects. The original Rand central building, although constructed at the beginning of the post-modern era, was influenced by the International Style of the modern architectural movement.
The brief of this project was to refurbish existing retail spaces and line shops and to convert the multi storey office building into new residential units to the client’s specification. The interior walls were constructed of a new lightweight wall system.
A multi coloured screen was designed around the existing canopy. The design was done in conjunction with iwasshot in joburg which provides a platform for former street children to learn skills and generate an income from photography.