Nominations & Awards



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Architect(s): G.J.B. Gallagher, S. Roberts, W.R. O’Beirne, Prof. B.E. Bierman, Small, Pettit and Baillon, Franklin, Garland and Gibson, Hallen, Theron and Partners Author(s): Danie Theron Location(s): Pietermaritzburg, Umlazi, Umhlanga Rocks Keywords: Award of Merit, October 1974 to September 1976, Cabana Beach withdrew, Faculty of Arts Building, University of Natal, Beerhall, Umlazi: Port Natal Bantu Administration, Huletts Head Office, citation, certificate, plaque, record, province’s outstanding buildings

Beer Hall at Umlazi Glebe

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Architect(s): Franklin, Garland & Gibson Location(s): Port Natal Bantu Administration Board, South Africa, Rhodesia Keywords: traditional African draught beer, hostels, visits to existing beerhalls, African males, congenial atmosphere, drink beer, socialize, reducing the scale, hall, smaller rooms, grouped informally, central courtyard, sorghum beer, power floated concrete, epoxy additive, facebrick, over shutter concrete, plastered friezes

Faculty of Arts Building

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Architect(s): Small, Pettit & Baillon Location(s): University of Natal Pietermaritzburg Keywords: Golf Courses, master plan, major pedestrian route linking the buildings, staff common room, Speech and Drama, boardwalk, students common room, meeting space, lecture theatres, Experimental Theatre

Huletts Head Office

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Architect(s): Hallen, Theron & Partners Location(s): Umhlanga Rocks Keywords: Board Room, canteen, computer suite, caretaker’s flat, future extension, parking, bus parking, commercial centre, cane fields, open office plan, modification of office landscape plan, modules, delivery, PABX system, cafeteria, park-like setting, proposed regional commercial centre, decentralised office, standard for future development, decoration, visual screening

Julia Road Shops & Offices

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Architect(s): Building Design Group Location(s): Julia Road, Arcadia Road, Berea Ridge Keywords: special commercial, professional offices, concrete structure, loadbearing brickwork, partition walls, steel portals

Research & Development Laboratory

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Architect(s): Building Design Group Location(s): Mount Edgecombe Keywords: Sugar Mill, Group Administration buildings, head office, replacement, older buildings, spine, ducted conditioned air, return air plenum


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Architect(s): Barend R.H. Knuppe Location(s): Pietermaritzburg Keywords: high bulk factor, tower blocks, podium, City Square, computer centre, Municipal offices, headquarters, Churchill Square, Administration Avenue, modular planning, cellular office, open planning

Cabana Beach

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Architect(s): Campbell, Bernstein & Irving Location(s): Umhlanga Rocks Keywords: resort, hotels, CBD environment, family groups, leisure atmosphere, holiday accommodation, tour groups, Mediterranean image, relaxation, multi-tiered complex, fully-serviced suites, amenity shops, licensed restaurants, supervised child-care, games room, discotheque, sporting facilities, floodlit tennis, squash courts, swimming pool, shear wall construction, saw-tooth plan of the wings, mezzanine access galleries, scale

House Harris

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Architect(s): Ferreira Da Silva & Smith Location(s): Springfield Road, Durban Keywords: entertaining, reinforced concrete


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Architect(s): Ferreira Da Silva & Smith Location(s): Ridge Road, Durban Keywords: penthouses, cars, accommodation, living-in servants

House Finkel

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Architect(s): Ferreira Da Silva & Smith Location(s): Musgrave Road, Durban Keywords: tight urban site, setback, height restrictions

Regional Headquarters for S.A.B.S.

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Architect(s): Franklin, Garland & Gibson Location(s): Waterval Park, Durban Keywords: laboratory, strictly utilitarian, elegant, Western Freeway, human scale, podium, mushroom arched heads, service requirements, white marble, insitu terrazzo, marmoran, plinth


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Architect(s): Chiazzari & Franklin Location(s): West Street, Durban Keywords: aquatic mammals, Aquarium, town planning regulations, height restriction, Precast Concrete Panels, algae

Shell House

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Architect(s): Geoffrey Le Sueur, Stauch, Vorster & Partners Location(s): Durban Keywords: Metro Cinema, Western Bank, Shell Oil Company in Durban, banking hall, transparent glass box, passenger terminal, South African Airways, landscape office planning, column free, sun protecting fascias, white ceramic tile

House Kara

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Architect(s): Hallen, Theron & Partners Location(s): Westville Keywords: businessman, Indian community, entertaining, interior court, family room

St. John’s Nursery School

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Architect(s): Hallen, Theron & Partners Location(s): Pinetown Keywords: pre-primary centre, gathering area, chapel, church, face brick, prolith, asphalt roof, steel purlins, fibreglass roof lights

St. John’s Diocesan School for Girls

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Architect(s): Hallen, Theron & Partners Location(s): Pietermaritzburg Keywords: Resource Centre, auditorium, entrance court, semi-circular form, re-inforced concrete, IBR sheeting, terracotta roof tiles, brush concrete paving

Golden Hours Centre

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Architect(s): Hallen, Theron & Partners Location(s): Sherwood Keywords: mentally retarded adults, matron’s flat, supervisor’s cottage, recreational environment, communal facilities, canalit roofing, prolith ceilings

S.A.R. & H.

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Architect(s): Hallen, Theron & Partners Location(s): Durban Keywords: Durban Station, laundry area

Huntley’s Hill Substation

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Architect(s): Maurice Dibb Location(s): Westville Keywords: Durban Corporation, KVA sub-station, security, maintenance-free finishes, rooflights, decorative aggregate off-shutter concrete

General Building

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Architect(s): Mallows, Louw, Hoffe & Hamlin Location(s): Smith and Field Street, Durban Keywords: zoned, bulk limitation of 8, commercial building, maximum permissible bulk, facilities, all race groups, C.B.D., street architecture, solar screen, maintenance-free external facade, double-glazed

Ladysmith Library

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Architect(s): Moolman, Van Der Walt, Vlok, Van Der Westhuizen & Segal Location(s): Murchison & Alexander Streets, Ladysmith Keywords: CBD, Natal Provincial Library Service, multi-purpose functions, control desk, geometric pattern, civic character

News Round-Up

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Keywords: New Natal Provincial Institute of Architects Committee and Sub-Committee, Executive Committee, National Board Representatives, Re-Appointment of Representatives, Composition of Benevolent and N.P.I.A. Foundation Fund Trustees, Pietermaritzburg Exhibition, Tatham Art Gallery, Old St. Saviours Cathedral, Commercial Road, city’s built environment, Gordan Small, Vice-President


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Keywords: address, partnerships, Transfers in Class, membership, new members, Resignation, deceased