The City Council of Pretoria initiated this project as a portion of the redevelopment of the civic centre of Pretoria. It comprised three essential components:
the redevelopment of Church Square;
the pedestrianisation of Church Square;
the redevelopment of Sammy Marks Square.
The Sammy Marks Square project is discussed under the following headings: brief, urban context, historical design considerations, design language, detailing, budget, project programme, documentation and construction. Photographs and plans are included.
The team of professional architects were: Studio 3 Architects cc (City of Pretoria component); D. Henzen and J. Becker; Stauch Vorster (private sector component). Interior designers: Julius and Company. Landscape architects: Gouws Uys & White.
Consulting structural and civil engineers: Lillicrap Crutchfield (Pty.) Ltd. and Pierre Badenhorst Chris Brand and Partners.
Contractor: Murray & Roberts Buildings (Tvl.) (Pty.) Ltd. Article on p. 46-49 & 51 of the journal was translated and edited by Richard Holden.