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Olive Convention Centre and Ice Rink
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Manfred HERMER: Architect

Date:1970s [?]
Type:Entertainment Complex


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29°50'39.62" S 31°01'58.83" E Alt: 4m

Originally named the Ice Drome. Later converted into a cinema. The need for a space free of structural supports led to a roof suspended from a series of clearly expressed steel curved lattice trusses supported by canted piers and buttresses. Such experiments are a considerable enrichment of our contemporary scene' (Greig, 1971: 111).

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Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 111