Ernest Oppenheimer Park
The 2010 regeneration of Ernest Oppenheimer Park in central Johannesburg was a remarkable opportunity for Library Special Projects to both manage a project and participate in the conceptualisation and creation of the elements involved. In partnership with The Trinity Session and a talented group of South African artists, Library Special Projects oversaw the rehabilitation of this run-down urban space to provide a restful green space with playful sculptural elements that today is a popular stop for all who live and work in the city.
Street traders already using the space were moved to an adjoining market zone, opening up the park space. Library Special Projects managed the regreening of the park area; landscape design; and the design, creation and installation of four major artworks and four text sculptures. The full gamut of our resources was called upon, from creative conceptualisation to industrial and graphic design, alongside our role as project managers and financial administrators.