About the building
One could say it's neither here nor there, but rather a place that is "free to travel in space and time" (Mark Read).
CIRCA, although relatively small in size, is lofty and ambitious in its intentions. The StudioMAS designed structure was carefully constructed to create an urban environment that is confident about the importance of public space in our city, the importance of architecture to support public space, and the need for people to be able to socialise and gather in places in which they
feel comfortable, safe and inspired.
The gallery is born out of a love for Johannesburg. While its business is the art gallery within, its conspicuous form and design are intended to generate interest among passers-by, encouraging them to discover the myriad forms of art inside. Its sculptural architecture is a celebration of art, architecture and living in Johannesburg, as well as to functionally house an environment where a love of art in all its forms can be explored by the public.