MASHABANE ROSE ASSOCIATES – architects & urban designers | M A S H A B A N E | R O S E | A S S O C I A T E S

M A S H A B A N E | R O S E | A S S O C I A T E S

MASHABANE ROSE AND ASSOCIATES CC (MRA) WAS FORMED IN JOHANNESBURG IN 1995 AND IS A DYNAMIC SOUTH AFRICAN ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN STUDIO CONSISTING OF TWO PRINCIPALS, PHILL MASHABANE AND JEREMY ROSE, BOTH REGISTERED ARCHITECTS AND MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS. OUR STAFF COMPRISE OF 13 TALENTED, QUALIFIED ARCHITECTS WHO FORM THE CORE OF OUR PRACTICE AND 6 TECHNICAL STAFF.

OUR WORK HAS FOCUSED PREDOMINANTLY ON MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE PROJECTS (SUCH AS THE APARTHEID MUSEUM, HECTOR PIETERSON MEMORIAL MUSEUM, ROBBEN ISLAND MILLENIUM MUSEUM, LILIESLEAF LEGACY PROJECT, MANDELA HOUSE MUSEUM, ORIGINS CENTRE AND FREEDOM PARK. WE ARE SPECIALISTS IN DEVELOPING HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT DESTINATIONS BY DESIGNING AND BUILDING EXHIBITIONS. WE HAVE ALSO SIGNIFICANCE EXPERIENCE IN URBAN DESIGN SCHEMES, AS WELL AS CONSERVATION AND HERITAGE CONSULTANCY, WHICH INCLUDES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HERITAGE POLICIES, LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

SEVERAL OF OUR PROPOSALS HAVE BEEN AWARDED FIRST PLACE IN COMPETITIONS FOR NOTABLE INSTITUTIONAL SCHEMES INCLUDING THE ROBBEN ISLAND MUSEUM (WHICH WE WERE AWARDED FIRST PLACE OUT OF A RANGE OF 250 INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS) AS WELL AS THE OPRAH WINFREY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (COMPLETED IN 2007), THE NEW ARTS CENTRE FOR UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG (COMPLETED IN 2005) AND THE LILIESLEAF LEGACY PROJECT (COMPLETED IN 2008)

FREEDOM PARK AND LILIESLEAF HAVE BOTH BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL AWARDS IN BARCELONA IN 2009.

MRA ALSO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC WORKS, COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECTS, SUCH AS HIV/ AIDS CLINICS. THE CONTEXT RANGES FROM URBAN SCHEMES WITH NATIONAL CHARACTER, AS WELL AS RURAL SCHEMES, IN SOUTH AFRICA AS WELL AS SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.

THESE SUBSTANTIAL PROJECTS OFTEN COMPRISE LARGE TEAMS OF SPECIALISTS: RESEARCHERS, FILM MAKERS, DESIGNERS, EDUCATION SPECIALISTS AND GRAPHIC ARTISTS WHO COLLECTIVELY FORMULATE THE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY WITH THE ARCHITECT AND EXHIBIT DESIGNER. CURATORIAL INPUT ASSISTS THE ARCHITECT WITH GUIDING THE COORDINATION OF COMPLEX DESIGN PROCESSES. THIS COLLABORATION STRIVES TO ELEVATE THE COHERENT EXPERIENTIAL QUALITIES AS A RESULT OF AN INTEGRATED, POWERFUL STORYLINE AND CLEAR ARCHITECTURAL NARRATIVE.

A R E A S   O F   E X P E R T I S E:

ARCHITECTS

URBAN DESIGNERS

MUSEUM, STORYLINE AND EXHIBIT DESIGNERS

S E R V I C E S / A C T I O N S:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

HERITAGE AND CONSERVATION ARCHITECTS AND CONSULTANCY

ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

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