Ten portable, manned "i" kiosks, strategically located throughout Durban during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, at the Moses Mabhida Stadium and the fan parks, are also for use at future public functions throughout the region.
Power for communication and light is provided by the solar panel mounted onto the counter flap.
Customer Service Centre and Offices for eThekwini Water and Sanitation
The brief from eThekwini Water and Sanitation was for the provision of a new Customer Service Centre at Ground Floor level with offices at First Floor linked to their existing Headquarters building on the diagonally opposite site.
Parking at the required ratio was to be provided – the existing HQ basement parking to be extended, accessed via a link below the existing Durnford Road.
The building was to be designed to minimize energy consumption, and to acknowledge an existing strong pedestrian and visual link through the site.
Groundwater from the parking basement level and rainwater from the roof is to be collected in rainwater tanks and used for toilet flushing and to feed plants, in time to form a green canopy over the pergola structure, shading the public piazza and reducing heat load at windows, lowering power demand for mechanical cooling and making it possible to install large areas of glazing to provide the necessary lighting levels by natural means.
At Ground Floor level the pedestrian route passes below the new offices and opens to the shaded Piazza. Access to th Customer Service Centre is from the covered portion of the Piazza.
First Floor offices open onto a planted Terrace, overlooking the Piazza below.
Development Manager : Rob Johnson
Architect : Design Concept & Design Development : Rob Johnson Contract Documentation : Rob Johnson & Gary Short
Development Cost Manager : Dick Hathorn
Civil, Structural, Wet Services and Geotechnical Engineers : BKS (Pty) Ltd
Electrical Engineers : D P Barnard and Associates cc
Mechanical Engineer : Africon (Pty) Ltd trading as Aurecon
Quantity Surveyors : LDM/BTKM JV