Publication:House and Leisure
Date: 17th August 2015
Since the shipping container trend hit local shores we’ve seen it develop into a genuine approach to alternative building and a popular new aesthetic whether in homes or commercial spaces. Which is why the recent unveiling of 27 Boxes – the country’s first container shopping centre – delights us.
Date: 29th July 2015
Innovation is about re-defining the status quo, making changes to your world by creating new value from new ideas. This is exactly what ‘27 boxes’ in Melville, Johannesburg has achieved.
Date: 15th July 2015
So what’s this big hype? It’s just another shopping mall, eh! Hell no! 27 Boxes is a unique concept – made entirely out of shipping containers, this place is far from the bustling, glitzy malls of the city, that seem to kill all the joy I might ever have for shopping
Publication:Garden and Home
Date: July 2015
Jo’burgers love a trendy new place to go, and this certainly fits the bill. For those who are nervous of parking in Melville, there is safe underground parking – just get there early. While some ‘boxes’ are still empty there are plenty of interesting shops that are open.
Publication:Between 10 and 5
Date: 3rd July 20155
Not only is 27Boxes cleverly designed and quite practical, it’s also visually interesting with bright colours and sharp shapes. There’s an airy amphitheatre, a garden area and a play park where they plan to host events and markets
Date: 1nd July 2015
Property management company Citiq on Wednesday launched its R30-million mall-meets-market shopping centre, 27Boxes.
Date: 1st July 2015
Over a 100 traders have opened their doors at 27Boxes shopping centre in Melville, Johannesburg. As the first of its kind in South Africa, the development has been built entirely from shipping containers with a mix of brick and concrete.
Publication:eProp Commercial Property News
Date: 1st July 2015
Shipping containers make for an amazingly simple building module, with the overall design strongly influenced by the use of what are essentially large ‘lego’ blocks.
Publication:Joburg Today TV
Date: 23rd June 2015
27Boxes is a new development that falls somewhere between a shopping centre and a market. It's located in the heart of Melville and it's shaking things up.
Publication: Hello Joburg
Date: June 2015
Hello Joburgers we are proud to share with you the first shipping container centre in the country has come on stream.
Publication: Voice of America
Date: June 2015
A "shopping mall" constructed entirely out of shipping containers is nearing completion in Johannesburg.
Date: 28th April 2015
Clever design plays a major role in creating a stylish, aesthetically pleasing living spaces, with splashes of colour that dominate the interiors and exteriors of these cargotecture buildings.
Date: 1st April 2015
Galago Sandals is launching later this year at 27Boxes in the Johannesburg suburb of Melville – SA’s first shopping centre made entirely of shipping containers.
Publication: Gauteng Tourism Authority Website
Date: 17th February 2015
The design of the 27Boxes will reflect the vibrant, trendy and somewhat bohemian character that makes Melville famous, transforming it into a bespoke shopping centre and parkland.
Publication: JHB Live
Date: 9th February 2015
Intro to the article: A new development is set to inject life into the suburb of Melville. It's called 27Boxes and will be a niche and unique shopping centre built out of shipping containers. "Joburg is so desperately short of... cultural precincts," says Paul Lapham, CEO of the Citiq Group, which is the company behind the project.
Date: 21st January 2015
The trend of using eco-friendly and inexpensive shipping containers as business hubs is growing. Now they're being used to create a contemporary shopping centre in Melville...
Publication: The Star
Date: 9th January 2015
27Boxes has been designed to reflect the vibrant, trendy and bohemian nature of the Joburg suburb and will include an art gallery and studios, bakery, micro-brewery, furniture manufacturer, restaurant and coffee shop as well as a boutique garden centre..
Publication: Sunday Times
Date: 19th October 2014
Arthur Blake, the MD of Citiq Property Developers, is developing Melville’s derelict Faan Smit Park on 4th Avenue into a retail outlet using shipping containers to create business spaces.
Publication: Destiny Connect
Date: 26th September 2014
The trendy suburb of Melville is set to play host to the country’s first retail development created entirely with shipping containers
Date: Friday, 26th September 2014
The new container shopping centre in Melville is set to become a reality after the city approved the site development plan.
The development, in the Faan Smit Park west of 7th Street, will become South Africa's first shopping centre made of shipping containers.