Mangosuthu University of Technology

Entrance Structure

2005

Umlazi

Durban

 

* as SVA(Durban)


The entrance portal to the campus incorporates a number of design challenges. The need to integrate a dignified and imposing entrance structure with controlled pedestrian access points for thousands of students at fixed times, as well as vehicular control access, provided the opportunity to extend the brief to a statement about the institution. The aluminum panels set on a 6metre high curved steel structures provides a billboard which can incorporate the name of the institution. This illuminated and digital information board epitomizes the ethos and technical nature of the University.