Matlosana Mall, Klerksdorp. Stauch Vorster Architects for Abacus Asset Management

Another mall. No, really, another one. Doesn’t Klerksdorp already have two? How many malls can a town that size sustain?


At least there’s a giant, swooshy roof to distract us from what will inevitably be another faceless box in the landscape.

Perhaps it’s a metaphor for the death of another small town centre. The death of resposible urbanism in modern-day South Africa. The death of another investment fund duped into backing 60,000 squares of unnecessary, ill-conceived, ill-fated retail architecture.


Anyone know who the architects on this one are?

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11 Responses to Matlosana Mall, Klerksdorp. Stauch Vorster Architects for Abacus Asset Management

  1. sipho mziwakhe says:


  2. silentbee says:

    Presumably you’re not talking about the architecture! 😉

  3. Nic_s says:

    Think its Stauch Vorster but can’t be sure. Remember seeing it pinned on the boardroom wall at Abacus offices.

  4. silentbee says:

    @ Nic_s,

    Well, I can’t find it on their website. They can’t be very proud of it. Also their site is a bad copy of Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s website — WTF? Idiots.

  5. Archininja says:

    Matlosana mall is by Stauch Voster Architects

  6. Archininja says:

    Love your work silentbee we need more criticism to educate the public and give these architects a kick in the backside.

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  9. chilipeppa says:

    Just a note…Klerksdorp is a City and not a Town.

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  11. Mandy says:

    does any one have contact details of Abucus Properties or Offices arounf klerksdorp??

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