Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, Johannesburg

Tsogo Sun, Cape Town

Sochi Ice Dome, Russia

Tsogo Sun, Sun Square, Cape Town City Bowl near completion

Ruben Reddy Architects are proud to have played a part in the realisation of this exciting new project in Cape Town.

See the full article on our blog and also catch a glimpse of the elegance on their website here...

Creativity behind the art at the Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital​

The project that was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s aspiration to improve medical care for children will become a reality when it opens to patients early 2017 in one of Southern Africa’s biggest cities, Johannesburg. The funding structure and stringent requirements for a highly specialised care facility at this scale created huge challenges for the introduction of sustainability elements. At all times though, the building holds at heart the needs of its main users: children in need of healing.

Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital opening

Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, embarked on the journey to provide a world class healthcare facility specialised in children care in South Africa. The Nelson Mandela Trust was tasked to lead the process. Ruben Reddy Architects partnered with GAPP Architects and Sheppard Robson from the UK, to build the new 200 beds Children’s Academic Hospital funded by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. The NMCH is a state-of-the-art specialist paediatric academic and tertiary referral hospital providing child-centred best quality medical services to children of Southern Africa, irrespective of their social and economic status. The Hospital includes a world class Theatre Complex with a total number of 10 specialized Theatres. All Theatres are equipped with the latest clinical technology and are fully digital. The hospital was designed to provide a comfortable and playful environment for children. Studies were undertaken to develop solutions to reduce the stress that typical healthcare facilities cause to children. The building is arranged around a series of landscaped courtyards. These courtyards include children’s play areas as well as areas for parents and visitors to relax. ​


about us





Ruben Reddy Architects was established in Durban in 1988 and specialises in sport architecture, healthcare facilities and public sector buildings, with experience in large scale transportation hubs, spatial planning and urban design.  


Our range of Services includes hospitality, commercial, transportation, educational, sporting stadiums, healthcare, urban design and institutional including other services. We have worked on international projects in Russia, Slovenia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Ecuador, Zimbabwe and Kenya. 


The dynamic nature of architecture dictates that architects must be willing to adapt to changes and paradigm shifts within society.  The practice is constantly adapting itself to changes in the environment to ensure that the services we deliver are at the leafing edge of innovation.


The practice has a BBBEE Level 3 rating.


Ruben Reddy Architects is a melting pot of seasoned professionals, youth, diverse architectural experience and cultural backgrounds, which all merge to create innovative and inspirational designs, that are responsive to the environment and context in which they are built and to the people who use them.

Your needs are unique

At Ruben Reddy Architects, we recognise the significance of how people experience space. We believe that the right kind of human experience fosters a sense of place within the individual.  This in turn creates a sense of belonging and gives an individual a unique identity.​

Exceptional Service​

They begin to see that they do not exist alone in space but are rather part of a collective. Once we acknowledge that we are part of a collective society, we start to develop notions of mutual respect among individuals, as well as respect for the surrounding environment.​

Built On Relationships

We begin to see that the way in which a person experiences space is fundamental to creating a society that places value on ideals such as integrity and respect. At Ruben Reddy Architects, we strive to create spaces that foster the right kind of human experience. Further than building inspirational structures, our architecture generates enduring social, environmental and economic returns, while creating a sense of place among the people who interact with them.​ 

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Dennis Hurley Centre, Durban

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