TYPOLOGY : Heritage | CLIENT : JDA- Social Services Department | LOCATION : No 3 Kotze Street, Johannesburg | YEAR : 2018

Across the historical Constitutional Hill Precinct, this heritage site was the original Native Hostel for the inhabitants of colour who worked at the original Medical Precinct. Marked by lack of a front door and the remnants of apartheid bunker beds for the workers, the building was adapted to intentionally invert the historical associations of apartheid by celebrating the new front entrance and adapting the functional area addressing the original lack of privacy. These changes were marked by the distinct use of the colour green to make legible the old and the new layers.