Grand central tower – The brutalist water tower in Midrand

Grand central tower – The brutalist water tower in Midrand

It is operated by Johannesburg Water, stands 40 meter tall, and holds nearly 2 million gallons of water for the surrounding community. It was built in 1997 and is located near Grand Central Airport in Midrand.

Grand Central Water Tower Midrand by GAPP Architects  / Image: unknown, via reddit.com

Exceptional water tower, considering its design as a concrete container in the shape of an inverted cone, and also considering the volume of the tower 6500 m³. The giant concrete spiral rises up over the Midrand landscape. Only the top half of the tower is filled with water. The vacant areas were designed to hold commercial space.


Featured Image: Water Tower Midrand / Image: unknown, via twitter.com

Websites: johannesburgwater.co.za, gapp.net



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