Bahrain International Convention Centre
2001 - 2002
Al Seef, Manana
* as SVA(Durban) in association with Gredeco Ansari
An international convention centre of 21,650 sq.m, designed to accommodate delegates to the Arab League Summit of 2003. The accomodation brief included flexible meeting spaces located on ground & upper floors, including a fixed raked floor auditorium accommodating 1500 delegates. The architectural language was defined by modern technology used within the geographic context of the Islamic world, by using the idiom of a Arab sailing dhow for the building form.
Durban International Convention Centre
1992 - 1995
* as SVA(Durban) in association with Hallen Custer Smith & Johnson Murray. Consulatant Achitect Philip Cox
A 25 000sq.m international convention centre with the provision for 1 800 delegates with flexible multi-purpose facilities for up to 3 500 delegates. Basement facilities include car parking and service facilities such central kitchens which service satelite kitchen located on the ground and first floors. The overall form of the building consists of an undulating roof, accommodating the varying volumes of smaller meeting spaces, which mask the higher volume major auditorium and exhibition spaces. the glazed external envelope encapsultes the public circulatory spaces, encouraging integration between inside and out, allowing interaction between the centre user and surrounding public space
IMPZ Convention, Exhibition & Hotel
United Arab Emirates
* as SVA(Durban) in association with SVA(Gauteng)
The Dubai International Media & Print Zone is a facility for the international media industry based in the Middle East. The design required a flexible building consisting of exhibition space, foyers, hospitality suites, kitchens and service spaces, totaling a gross area 881,101sq.ft. The roof integrates the overall building form, with strategic cut backs, revealing specific internal zones and spaces. The overall urban design for the complex is linked a large entrance piazza between the exhibition centre and a multi level conference centre. This consists of various sized meeting rooms and auditoria. A 12 storey luxury hotel completes the overall development.