jakupa shared another project with us, the Public Transport Shared Service Centre (PTSSC), in Athlone. PTSSC is a project by MDL in association with jakupa. The building accommodates the PGWC (Transport) new public transportation administrative infrastructure, other departmental offices and the alcohol testing centre.
The project is ordered through urban and environmental strategies: The building’s urban footprint relates to a pedestrian activity spine running from Vangate Mall through the site along a desire line to Langa.
Environmentally, the buildings form and articulation is derived from a response to wind, sun and water.
Internal spatial arrangements and environmentally friendly design strategies and technologies contribute to making this a leading example of sustainable architectural design.
Budget: R 120 million
Client: Provincial government Western Cape
Team: MDL in association with jakupa architects + urban designers
Project Type: public
Location: erf 68505; Volstruis Rd, Athlone