Hillbrow Health Precinct Development Guidelines, The Reproductive Health and HIV Research Institute, Johannesburg.
Ludwig Hansen has been involved with planning and redevelopment of the Hillbrow Health Precinct since 2003. An overall vision was generated and included in a report which consolidated the entire health precinct into 4 distinct quadrants for phasing purposes. Since then the Reproductive Health and HIV Reproductive Health Unit (RHRU) has played an important part in revitalizing the physical environment in the precinct. Since the beginning of 2010, the University of the Witwatersrand has taken an active interest in the precinct, and the focus for regeneration has been placed on the north eastern quadrant, which houses the RHRU and its medical facilities.
The precinct development and implementation plan aims to reintegrate the Hillbrow Health Precinct with its surrounding context. To achieve this a new connection between Hillbrow and Braamfontein is proposed. This establishes a distinct urban block to be managed by the RHRU. Further aim of the development framework is the appropriate re-use of the heritage stock. Existing buildings are surveyed and investigated to this effect.