Urban Renewal of Samora Machel Street Precinct
17 Samora Machel St, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa, South Africa

This urban renewal project has sought to preserve and reuse city centre buildings that had fallen into disrepair after the end of apartheid as white corporate capital and the middle classes abandoned urban centres to move to the suburbs. The client, a company that primarily provides graduate distance learning education, saw an opportunity in the downtown area to establish facilities for their institutes. They have bought and transformed several buildings into educational facilities. In addition to the educational facilities, they also bought an old church building and have converted it into a mosque, addressing the need among Muslim students and staff and the public for a dedicated prayer space.


Source : Aga Khan Trust for Culture

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17 Samora Machel St, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa, South Africa
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Completed 2017
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Urban Renewal of Samora Machel Street Precinct
Building Usages
area restoration
urban design and development
street landscaping
landscape