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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Samimi, Neda
Email neda_samimi@yahoo.com
URN etd-02092012-151217
Document Title Adaptive reuse of the Agrivaal Building
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Prof K Bakker Committee Chair
Dr J Laubscher Committee Co-Chair
Keywords
  • Agrivaal Building
  • adaptive reuse
  • heritage
  • environmental sustainability
Date 2012-04-25
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This project stemmed from the idea of abandoned buildings prevalent in the City of Pretoria. It also responds to the increasing eff ect of environmental damage becoming evident worldwide. As part of the solution, this dissertation explores the adaptive reuse of the existing Agrivaal Building in Pretoria, South Africa. The early Modern, Art Deco infl uenced Agrivaal Building has been left dormant for a number of years, with the intention of being renovated and brought to life. However political and sensitive debate has hindered the progress of the abandoned building. This project envisions the revival of the building, through an intervention that is mindful of pertinent environmental issues, as well as respecting existing cultural heritage. The investigation includes principles of heritage and environmental sustainability, as main design informants of the proposed new headquarters of The European Commission in South Africa. This will entail research on the existing building and ways it can be appropriated to mitigate issues of environmental damage. The proposed intervention will also respond to the identity of the European Commission in a South African context.

Copyright 2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Copyright 2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria

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Samimi, N 2011, Adaptive reuse of the Agrivaal Building, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-02092012-151217 / >

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