Access City is the largest building development in Maboneng, creating a unique mix of industrial, office and retail tenants. The top two floors have been converted into office spaces with south and west views of the city. The core features of the building are designed to encourage collaboration and support innovation, and it offers access to high-speed fibre optic internet, ground floor reception area and 24-hour security. Other features include biometric access, CCTV along with a communal kitchenette and bathroom areas on each floor of the building. Amenities include a multitude of restaurants and spaces in the immediate area for meetings and client entertainment.
The artwork on the western and eastern facades of the building was painted by artist, Freddy Sam, as a tribute to Mandela in December 2013, a few days after his passing. The intention of the giant 40-meter high mural is to commemorate our greatest leader in South African History and to inspire the entire community to live with the embodiment of the values that he, Tata, taught us. The artwork on the eastern facade, continues this theme in celebrating our South African Heritage with the words I am because we are beneath imagery of a springbok.
The brutalist architectural style of the building is celebrated by leaving the concrete columns exposed and all steel shopfronts raw and industrial . This is contrasted by the fine pattern, which has been painted on the facade and takes influence from the pattern-work of African textiles, representing the use of the textile industrial spaces within.
Mandela and I am Because We Are Murals by Freddy Sam
No. of Offices.
20 - 90 SQM
No. of Retail spaces.
10 - 400 SQM