CSIR CONVENTION CENTRE

Location: Pretoria [View Google Map]
Date: 1975
Practice:Junior Partner: Burgh Doherty Bryant and Partners (now BILD Architects)
Role: Design and Project Architect
Client: CSIR

Description

  • 450-seat conference hall, with full facilities, as well as accommodation for real-time interpretation during conferences
  • 50-seat conference hall, with full facilities, as well as accommodation for real-time interpretation during conferences
  • 150-seat hall with full facilities
  • 100-seat lecture hall
  • Breakaway rooms
  • Circulation and exhibition space
  • VIP dining facilities
  • Dining hall
  • Reconstitution kitchen
  • The main exhibition space contains timber paneling decorated with resin-process art works by South African graphic designer and artist, Ernst de Jongh.
  • The building is constructed in concrete, cast in situ, with reflective glass from floor to ceiling, shielded from the sun by concrete sun screen elements.