Architecture Fabrik

Architecture Fabrik

Francis Farewell Square

This project named ‘Public Realm Architecture’ undertaken by Ethekwini Municipality’s ‘City Architects’ was given the go-ahead in late 2009 in anticipation of the 2010 World Cup. The aim of the project was to provide much needed maintenance and restoration of the area stretching from Gugu Dlamini (formerly Central) Park, north of the Workshop shopping centre, to the City Hall and surrounds. Paving, landscaping, irrigation, lighting and street furniture were amongst the completed work. Architecture Fabrik managed built environment aspects of the project including the restoration of the statues.

The statues and memorials in Francis Farewell Square were in dire need of attention to improve the quality of this popular public space, and the results have uplifted the space to an international standard.


Client: Ethekwini City Architects, Derek White & Arthur Gammage

Project Manager: PMSA

Architectural Team: ZAI & Architecture Fabrik

Electrical Engineers: Ramble Malone

Contractor: GVK

Specialist sub-contractors: South African Institute for Objects Conservation