The Lion Bridge building is situated in the Pretoria CBD, within walking distance from the Tshwane University Arts Campus. ARCA Unlimited was approached to assist in the revival of the existing building. The design had to be functional and contemporary: the building needed sun protection and transformation of its 1960s style. Sculptural lightweight additions to the northern façade provide shade that regulates the building’s interior temperature. The additions also create a contemporary look. A roof space with a large entertainment area, trees, decks and greenery gives relief from the harsh urban environment and allows dramatic 360-degree views. Shops line the street edge and lead to a security-controlled lobby. Vibrant colours and textures seek to not only attract a young target customer but also to uplift the fairly dilapidated CBD surroundings and act as a catalyst for future development in the area.