Village Walk.

Village Walk 129 Rivonia
Sandton, South Africa
Eris Property Group
Under construction

Director: Bob van Bebber
Team: Judith Paterson; Nigel Pienaar; Allen Chen; Monique Geel

This novel approach to retail development asks the question: what is a shopping centre but a complex of shops, protected from the elements, connected by a vertical and or horizontal spine and defined by services and boundaries? In re-thinking the retail experience, boundaries are broken, blurred and removed thus enabling people to gather, connect, engage, share ideas and create energy. These blurred boundaries open up the potential for a hybrid retail experience which encourages cross pollination of the stereotypically unitized shop.

The project is at its core a redevelopment proposal of the existing Village Walk site comprising offices, retail and hotel. The new scheme is centered around a multi storey retail atrium that spills out onto Maude Street with the offices and hotel located on top of the retail podium.