Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Aon Engineering Excellence Awards
– Winner: Projects with a value greater than R250 million
SAPOA Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards
– Winner: Retail developments
South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Awards
– National Finalist: Structural Engineering
Featuring a distinctive design, Mall of Africa has become a go-to destination for locals and tourists. With 131 000 square metres of retail space, it’s currently the largest shopping mall built in a single phase in Africa.
Unique design elements include: high shop fronts, wide passages, an undulating roof feature in the centre with specialist animated LED lighting, and a large public space with restaurants known as the Town Square.
The mall’s design inspiration was the natural and geological beauty of the African continent. There are four courts depicting the different climatic zones on the continent: the oleum court depicts oil rich West Africa, a great lakes court East Africa, a crystal court the mineral wealth in South Africa, and a sand court the desert area of North Africa.