University of the Free State, Main Building
BANNIE BRITZ ARCHITECT and URBAN DESIGNER: Architect
29°06'38.07" S 26°11'11.10" E Alt: 1424m
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Refurbishment was done to the building by BJ BRITZ in 2008 assisted by Chrystal VAN BEUKERING
Award of Merit Citation for referbishment
The scheme opts for an intelligent combination of elegantly detailed and furnished individual offices and open plan which required drastic internal modifications done with circumspection in order that the lofty spatial qualities or preserved. The design eschews a blind reverence to the extant, inserting contemporary elements, finishes, services and furnishing resulting in a designed coherence of the disparate parts in a way that demonstrates an architectural response deemed meritorious.
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