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University of Pretoria, Graduate Centre
Pretoria, Gauteng

VDO: Architect



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25°45'18.83" S 28°14'03.77" E Alt: 1388m

The complex was designed by architect Willie OOSTHUIZEN of the firm VDO Architects. This building is similar in design to the Economics and Management Sciences building and features elements of Neo-Romanesque style, as reflected by its domed entrance and arches. The internal wall finishes are a mixture of polystyrene and concrete to minimise echoes and improve acoustics. The official inauguration took place in March 1997 and was presided over by Prof S M E Bengu, the then Minister of Education. The centre comprises offices, lecture halls, work rooms and a computer laboratory and houses the University companies Enterprises at University of Pretoria (E at UP), Continuing Education at University of Pretoria (CE at UP) and Business Enterprises at University of Pretoria (BE at UP). Gordon Institute of Business Science, (GIBS at UP) and the Centre for Microfinance is also accommodated here. It is a popular conference and seminar venue.

(Campus Building Guide pg 45)

These notes were last edited on 2021 08 17