Back To The 80s


Join architects Yasmin Mayat, Brendan Hart and Brian Kent McKechnie as they explore the glitz and glamour of the 80s in Joburg, from the City through Parktown, and then to Sandton beyond.

What Is It?

Make sure you dust off your power suits, puff up your shoulder pads and spray your perm in place, because they will be boarding their time travel bus to Johannesburg of the 1980s. The 80s are our ultimate fave and if we would go back if we could. The decade started with a gold boom: economists predicted a growth rate of 5% and engineers reported being under massive pressure to meet their rushed deadlines. A remarkable series of buildings was conceived in this optimism: Jahn’s 11 Diagonal Street, a glittering blue diamond imposed on an historic urban fabric; the ethereal Johannesburg Sun and Towers; and the massive Standard Bank superblock, amongst others. Outside of the CBD, decentralisation to Sandton gathered steam, with its most remarkable product being the dramatically dark atrium of the Sandton Sun, its cascading waterfall and glass lifts providing a kinetic frisson unlike anywhere else in the City.

When Is It?

Sunday, 17 March 2019 at 14:00 – 17:00.

Where Is It?

Sunnyside Park Hotel,  Princess of Wales Terrace & Carse O’Gowrie Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R300 – R370 per person, get yours here!

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2019-03-17 00:00:00 2019-03-17 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg Back To The 80s https://joburg.co.za/back-to-the-80s-2/ Sunnyside Park Hotel,  Princess of Wales Terrace & Carse O'Gowrie Road, Parktown, Johannesburg. Joburg.co.za sunnyside@legacyhotels.co.za

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