Student life in Johannesburg has got a whole lot more colourful since I was at university. Citiq (a company specialising in student accommodation) has taken on a great recycling project which has seen an old silo clad with shipping containers to create a colourful, trendy student accommodation. Mill Junction has become a noticeable feature on the Johannesburg skyline. It’s situated at 60 Carr Street in Newtown, right in the heart of Johannesburg’s rejuvenation. I was lucky enough to have a little walk through the building to take some photographs.
Each floor is painted a different colour. The rooms are rudimental, but perfectly functional and clean. There is a common room on every other level, each with a different purpose – computer centre (1 gig of wifi per month is included in the tarrif); television lounge; gym; games room.
Each floor has spectacular views of Johannesburg – either overlooking the inner city and Braamfontein, or looking west towards Fordsburg and Brixton.
The rooftop has been designed as an entertainment area, equipped with braai area and the most spectacular panoramic views.
I know that if I was a student now, I’d like to live in a building like this. The building is secure and a there is security in the street. There’s a shuttle to Wits and UJ and of course it’s walking distance from all the trendy hangouts in Newtown. I’m very excited to see what happens with Citiq’s next project, also recycling shipping containers, which is underway in Melville.
Check out their website for rates and tarries and also other projects. http://www.citiqstudents.co.za/accommodation/mill-junction/