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Proud Heritage Campus
Briardene, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

SOUNDSPACEDESIGN: Architect

Date:2008
Client:Proud Heritage Properties (Pty) Ltd SOUNDSPACEDESIGN
Type:Offices
Style:Contemporary
Status:Extant
2008SAIA Award of Merit

 


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Coordinates:
29°47'37.58" S 31°00'52.80" E Alt: 55m

Award of Merit Citation

These parallel industrial buildings of complementary character, conceived as a campus and characterized architecturally by an emphasis on equity of access are designed for passive ventilation and natural lighting, no mean feat for buildings of this scale. Despite the size they are humane and inspiring places of work.

One building is engaging and confidently acknowledges its entrance status to the campus; the other is recessed and defers. The one at entrance provides visual connections with the warehousing section so as to enjoy the variety of viewing experiences offered from the elevated position. This project lifts the bar for industrial buildings with the assured and refined qualities of each building; the promotion of environmental initiatives; the rigour of constructional logic and the lucidity of the plans, making it a project of merit.


Writings about this entry

South African Institute of Architects. 2008. Awards : South African Institute of Architects. Awards for Excellence, Awards of Merit, Regional Awards for Architecture 2005/2006 2007/2008. Cape Town: Picasso for SAIA. pg 36-37