Matlosana Mall is Klerksdorp’s new shopping and entertainment Hub

28 April 2015

Matlosana Mall on the outskirts of Klerksdorp in the North West, is situated on the N12 highway giving this mall high visibility and easy access from both Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom, about half an hour’s drive away. 

The investment in this property – over R1.1 billion – signals confidence in the commercial growth in this area. Matlosana Mall created approximately 2,000 temporary jobs during the 19 months of construction, and 1,500 permanent jobs now that the mall has opened.

This project was a collaborative effort between KLS Consulting and Stauch Vorster Architects.
The philosophy for Matlosana Mall was to use a contemporary design interpretation of the cultural and historical context that the mall would be built in, through the use of clean, simple lines.

Matlosana has a rich cultural diversity. Early BaTswana communities in the area were known for their pottery, basket weaving and circular village layouts with circular domed huts. Sotho communities were known for their metalworking, and early Voortrekkers are remembered for their timberwork and curved steel wagons.

Matlosana Mall has been created in a modern interpretation of ancestral buildings in the form of the eye-catching curved vertical timber cladding over the main entrance of the building.

References to the mining history of the North West province are also noticeable in the stone cladding at the main entrance wall.
The materials were carefully considered in order to contrast in texture but harmonize within the context.

The mall’s cutting edge design also incorporates best practice green building principles, which are being implemented as far as possible, including energy-efficient lighting.

Software used: Autodesk AutoCAD.
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