Kingsmead Office Park Gate House

2002

Durban

 

* as SVA(Durban)


The entrance to an office park needs to be a setter of standards for architectural application within the environment of the precinct. The ethos of a light, floating umbrella roof structure, which is appropriate to the sub-tropical climate of central Durban, was the idiom around which the design was based. The solidity of those portion of the building which need privacy are a blend of a brick components juxtaposed with glazing elements, which separate the roof element from the enclosing walls. The lightness of a floating roof is enhanced by the rising elements of the ends of the roof, supported on independent structural elements.