waterfall city park
2017 ILASA merit award for design excellence
WATERFALL CITY, MIDRAND
Waterfall City Park is a 1.3ha public open space linked to the Town Square of the Mall of Africa.
The park opened in March 2016 together with the Mall opening. Construction of the 5 levels of super basement below the park has recently commenced.ic planning as well as preparation of reports and presentations.
The park is the “green” and social hub of Waterfall City and creates the centre of the open space system. Access to the park is from the Mall of Africa Town Square. The park spans across Jukskei Drive to link the park and the Mall of Africa to the future mix-use development to the south of the park. High rise mix-use and office towers create the eastern and western park edges.
The park will provide well designed recreation amenities and soft spaces needed in the heart of a modern city and will provide in the needs of city dwellers, office workers and visitors alike.
From the town square, the park slopes down to create an intimate scale amphitheatre with an interactive fountain and a performance stage area. A larger terraced lawn space provides seating space for concerts and events hosting up to 5000 spectators. Specialised market facilities, a park pavilion and ablution facilities are provided to ensure all year round activities and attractions to the park. Picnicking, relaxation, jogging, cycling and dog walking in a safe and well secured environment will be among the major attractions to the park.
The design of the park is based on the proven principle that responsive and meaningful open spaces do improve quality of life and do improve adjoining property values.