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Name: Emakhosini centre
Location: Corner Argyle and Stanger, Durban (Old Drive in site)
Use: Mixed (Hotel, Apartments, retail and intermodal transport hub)
Height: 25F plus spire

This is a proposed development for the Drive in site and has been sitting in the balance for the past year or so it seems. The main reason for the delay was the city requesting that the land be used as temporary parking for 2010, with the developer allowed to proceed post 2010.



 

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^^ have to agree on the brownish spire being a no no, otherwise i like it
 

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Very nice indeed! Agree about the brown spire.
But the name?!
 

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R1.55 Billion for 32 200m2 is R48136 PER SQUARE METER.

That is wayyyyyyyyyyyy off the mark
 

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so this will span over the open culvert on the corner of the plot? Orirntation of the tower is towards the Casino and th bus terminal is at the rear (adjacent the rugby fields)
Architecture is a bit ameturish and lets hope it gets refined and brought up to 2009/2010 style. Whya re there so many choppers in SA builing renders, its like they are trying to say something but cant express it through their architecture.

The Brief (not Mikes one) has Gramatical errors and Im not sure about mixing a bus terminal, retail shopping , a taxi terminal, conference facility, appartments, Hotel and commercial spance into one site?

Seems more like a concept pitch to me
 

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Not a bad design, but the overall brief leaves me scratching my head, International Bus terminal? Where we getting Buses from? Germany :crazy2:

& duty free shopping center? how?

All seems ALOT for this one place & as Giles pointed out, the figures dont add up.

Dont get me wrong I would love to see this place go up & very much like the design but there are questions.
 

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There are a large number of buses that depart daily to Mozam, Zim, Swaziland, Lesotho and the rest of Africa. These are currently processed at the Durban rail station, however they are required to vacate those premises in the coming years, hence the need for a new bus terminus. I think it should rather read as "Long distance" bus terminal, but international obviously sounded better to the architects involved...

Architects are Zai
 

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"ja liefie ons gaan nou Bapetikotsweatty toe!" LOLOL Remember Baphotetswana and Pieter-Dirk Uys?? Is he still alive? Good one SA BOY- needed that laugh!
 

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Well, we were wondering what they were going to do with that site. I like that a mix-use hotel / apartment block is coming up there. Not keen on the taxi rank.

Design is okay, although it needs refining. It would look a lot better if that spire was silver.
 

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who would want an appartment or a hotel room, looking away from the sea and on top of a bus rank????
 

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There are a large number of buses that depart daily to Mozam, Zim, Swaziland, Lesotho and the rest of Africa. These are currently processed at the Durban rail station, however they are required to vacate those premises in the coming years, hence the need for a new bus terminus. I think it should rather read as "Long distance" bus terminal, but international obviously sounded better to the architects involved...

Architects are Zai
Ah I see, was wonder whats going to happen with the old bus terminal, that place is creepy.

ZAI, working with them on Seapoint will try and fish :)
 

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well its hotel above in the tower facing north and resi 9with drive up parking behind) facing South over the bus terminal
 

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sorry to say this but i drove past the site today and what do you know...THEY ARE LAYING DOWN THICK ASPHALT!!!... i smell a massive parking lot
 

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That site is definitely going to be used for parking for Durban's park and ride scheme during the WC. However, this is not going to be a permanent feature.
 
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