Mangosuthu University of Technology

Seme Pixley Hall

1998

Umlazi

Durban

 

* as SVA(Durban)


The development of a hall to accommodate the growing student numbers was decided upon as an adjunct to the University’s community outreach program. The purpose of the hall was to accommodate academic functions, examination venue, sporting codes as well as social and community functions. The design provides a flat floor to accommodate the flexible nature of functional requirements, with accommodation for spectator seating on raking tiered platforms at the first floor level. The foyer spaces can be opened up to the rear wall of the hall, which integrates spatially the large open glazed façade of the south elevation with the interior of the hall. Integrated triangular south lights in the roof of the main hall provide ample day lighting from above together with side lighting from high level windows.