mill junction silo stacked container apartments overlook johannesburg
 
mill junction silo stacked container apartments overlook johannesburg
feb 10, 2014

mill junction silo stacked container apartments overlook johannesburg

mill junction silo stacked container apartments overlook johannesburg
photo courtesy of citiq

 

 

 

addressing the shortage of student accommodation within johannesburg, property developers citiq has converted the city’s unused grain silos into affordable student accommodation. ‘mill junction’ comprises 375 individual apartments, in addition to a host of study facilities, libraries, lounges and computer rooms. in order to provide additional floor space, a series of stacked shipping containers encompass the 11-storey silos, providing a vibrant and colorful addition the city’s skyline. climbing to a height of nearly forty meters, the scheme towers above neighboring buildings – offering panoramic views across the surrounding landscape. construction on-site was completed in january 2014, with the building set to open in its doors to new students the following february.

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
windows have been cut into the façades of the silos
photo courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
the development omprises 375 individual apartments, in addition to a host of study facilities
photo courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
the structure climbs to a height of nearly 40 meters
photo courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
(left) the stacked units provide additional floor space
(right) the shipping containers being lifted into place
photos courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
many of the new units feature balcony space overlooking the city
photos courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
(left) construction workers secure the balconies
(right) the residence towers above neighboring buildings
photos courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
photo courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
construction at the roof of ‘mill junction’
photo courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
the development as seen from the passing street
photo courtesy of citiq

mill junction container residences overlook johannesburg designboom
render courtesy of citiq

  • Looks scary and durable.

    Tom Zychowski says:
  • Hi Philip my name is Thozamile my partners and i are planning to do a student housing facility made out of shipping containers, were somehow involved with the Milljunction project. If so could we please arrange a meeting as we need professional services for this if not could you kindly tell me whom may i talk too. Thanks

    Thozi

    0797825237

    Thozamile says:

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