McIntosh Motors

1978 - 2000

Pinetown

 

* as SVA(Durban)


The original location of new car and truck workshop facilities for the Mercedes Benz franchise in Pinetown, was developed with the intention to provide growth of the facilities over the years. A number of extensions of the truck facility took place within the form dictated by the original building on axial and linear progression. The same expansion could not be achieved for the car facility and it was decided that a new building was to be built on an adjacent site, whichwas part of the overall complex. The essence of a tight metal skin aesthetic was maintained in the new building, including the introduction of curved roof lights, which are integrated into the eaves detail, providing an updating of the model within a continuum of design philosophy.