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  • HIGH PERFORMANCE CENTRE
     
    PROGRAM: URBAN DESIGN & MIXED USE
    LOCATION: DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA 2010
    SIZE: 12 000m²

    This was a proposed design for an urban framework and high performance centre for the Kings Park precinct, Durban.

    The urban design used the opportunity of the 2020 Olympics as a means of generating an urban framework for the Kings Park Precinct, which would uplift this area of ‘lost space’ . The primary goal of this urban design was to highlight the uniqueness of the region whilst benefiting the users of the city well beyond the requirements of the Olympic bid.

    The architectural design of the HPC focused on creating a healthy / environmentally sustainable environment which would allow the users to maximise their sporting potential. Another important aim was to maintain and preserve the natural ecological balance in the Kings Park precinct, as it is one of Durban’s few remaining green open spaces near the heart of the city.