Mall of the North, Polokwane

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Condition Excellent
Date of origin 2011
Previous names (Input all known previous names/alternative names where applicable)
Place At the crossing of the R81 and the N1 bypassing Polokwane
Street (Street number and name)
Town Polokwane
Magisterial district (Data here)
Province Limpopo
Country South Africa
GPS coordinates 2352' 27.08 S     2930' 34.57 E elev 1340m
Planning authority name (Data here)
Architect/Firm MDS Architecture
Project architect/Designer MDS Architecture
Commissioning owner Resilient Property Income Fund, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, Moolman Group
Current owner Resilient Property Income Fund, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, Moolman Group
Current occupant Mall of the North
Previous uses
Current use Shopping centre
Classification/Typology Retail
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Being the largest mall in Limpopo, the Mall of the North is designed to be environmentally responsible and energy efficient.  The building is accredited for showcasing excellence in design and innovation.  It has incorporated building measures that reduce heat loads and maximizes natural light.  The most important factor was to integrate the building into the landscape by design.

Current known heritage status

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Possible interested and affected parties

Quantity surveyors:  Norval Wentzel Steinberg

Traffic engineers:  PD Naidoo & Associates

Structural & civil engineers:  L & S Consulting

Electrical engineers:  Rawlins Wales Partnership

Mechanical engineers:  WSP Engineers

Programme & tenant coordination:  Orion Project Managers

Main building works:  WBHO

180 Tenants:  Amongst others, this include Checkers, Pick n Pay, Woolworths, Game, Ster-Kinekor, Edgars, Standard Bank, Absa, Capitec, FNB, Nedbank.


The project is a new development, completed in April 2011.

Description of alterations with dates affected

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Description of site and/or structures and/or interior spaces

Polokwane is characterised by bushveld and the earth, stone and plants have been conserved in the construction process.  Inspiration have been drawn from the surrounding forests and mountains and a strong emphasis have been placed on texture and colour.   As much as possible of the site have been re-used.  Glass domes form part of the roof structure and presents an ultralight, almost air-borne structure with clean lines.


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CLAIRE, R.  2011. 

A view of things to come.  Earthworks.  Issue five:  June-July (pp. 73-74)

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NEL, M.  2011.  Setting trends in Limpopo.  Earthworks.  Issue two:  June-July (pp. 76-81)


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