Tue, 27 Feb|
Herbert Prins Colosseum Award Winner Virtual Tour- The Restoration of Workers Museum
Join Architect Yasmin Mayat and Mr. Brendan Hart from Mayat Hart Architects for an online presentation as they take you through the design process and the innovative heritage approach of the project.
Time & Location
27 Feb 2024, 15:00 – 16:30
About the event
The Restoration Workers Museum
Dating from the early 20th century, the Workers Cottages in Newtown, Johannesburg, The museum speaks of the harsh segregated labour practices in the city with the relative comfort of the adjacent cottages further highlighting the segregation and prejudice that existed between workers of different races. The cottages, facing onto Mary Fitzgerald Square, had fallen into a state of disrepair and were left crumbling and unusable after a failed renovation project in the mid-2000s.
Yasmin Mayat is an architect and heritage practitioner. She co-founded Mayat Hart Architects in 2012 with Brendan Hart. Yasmin holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Cape Town, an architectural degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a Masters in Conservation of the Built Environment from the University of Cape Town. She sits on several professional and volunteer bodies and is an accredited professional member of the Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners. In addition to professional practice Yasmin lectures honours level architectural history at the University of the Witwatersrand. Yasmin lectures and publishes on the topics of architectural history and conservation.
Brendan Hart co-founded Mayat Hart Architects with Yasmin Mayat in 2012. Brendan holds architectural degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Master’s Degree in the Conservation of the Built environment from the University of Cape Town. He sits on several professional and volunteer organisations and is an accredited professional member of the Association of Professional Heritage Practitioners. Brendan is a member of staff at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand where he teaches post and undergraduate architectural history and supervises masters students.
Mayat Hart Architects
Mayat Hart Architects is a Johannesburg-based architectural and heritage practice. Founded in 2012, the practice's work combines architecture, research, conservation, and advocacy with considered projects that aim to respond to the rich and complex architectural and social history of the country. The practice's portfolio of projects and research has been widely locally and internationally published. Award-winning projects include the restoration of the iconic 1937 modernist building Aiton Court (winner of the 2021 Docomomo International Rehabilitation Award, shortlisted for the Knoll International Prize for Modernism), the Delville Wood Memorial in Longueval, France (winner of a South African Institute of Architects Award of Excellence, a Gauteng Institute for Architecture Award of Merit and a South African Property Association Award for innovation and excellence) and the Restoration of the Workers Museum Cottages (Gauteng Institute for Architecture Award).
27 February 2024
03:00 pm -4:30 pm
Cat 1 - 0.2 CPD points
GIfA Member: R100
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MembersPriceFrom R 100,00 to R 200,00
- MembersR 100,00
+R 2,50 service fee+R 2,50 service fee
- Non-MembersR 200,00
+R 5,00 service fee+R 5,00 service fee
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