Dubai Sports City Proposal
* as SVA(Durban) in association with NEB Architects
The Four related stadia are: a 20 000 spectator multi-purpose stadium, a 25 000 spectator cricket oval, a 5 000 spectator field hockey stadium and a 7 000 spectator indoor sports hall. The multi-purpose development integrates the stadia with retail and office accommodation. The stadia complex are integrated with the retail, parking areas and the Sport City entrance concept. These integrate links with the Sports City administration tower and Sports Hotel. The holistic idea is intended to attract sports tourism and media to the region with “Sports City” being the central focus point.
Durban Country Club: Halfway House
* as SVA(Durban)
The halfway house is conceived as a freestanding pavilion structure, affording spectacular views of the 15th green and the 10th tee box, within a world-class golf course. The predominant use of the facility is as a half way house but is flexible enough to accommodate other membership functions. The butterfly structure provides glazed sliding screen walls, allowing the building to respond to the environment with a generous deep shaded verandah structure. The blending of the spatial experience of the environment with a lightweight structure unimpeded by column structures.
Durban World Cup Soccer Stadium Proposal
* as SVA(Durban) in assocation with HOK Sport, ADA & Paul Mikula Achitect
The proposed stadium is 45 000 permanent seats, designed with a seating bowl for an athletics track and soccer and rugby fields. In World Cup mode the stadium accommodates an additional 25 000 seats, increasing capacity to 70 000. Design flexibility provides for legacy sustainability by the relocation of the surplus capacity to other regional facilities post the World Cup event. The design draws inspiration from the city’s natural context with the western stand rising in height to a wave form of over 60m. The visible lattice structure is based on the notion of the Zulu vernacular hut structure.
Nofa Equestrian Farm
* as SVA(Durban) in association with Buro Happold Engineers
In the Saudi Arabian desert, Prince Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Kabeer’s, development of an equestrian centre has as its focal point a grass racetrack with a grandstand capable of accommodating royalty and 100 VIP guests indoors and 2000 outdoor spectators.