By Dario Attico, Luca Iuorio, Stefano Tornieri & Massimo Triches
Durban is a city characterized by a double urban dimension. Two sides of the area point a part of the city marked by a complex overlapping infrastructures, and by a utterly absence of public spaces. Otherwise, the other two sides point toward an inner street: a minor urban protected pattern, where its human dimension represents the fulcrum of the local social life.
The building we propose is thought as a huge defense machine. It is a sort of arena that roll up around the main daily living social space, a free-to-the-inhabitants-use inner courtyard combined with a public washing pool and signed by a change of material of the pavement.
Externally it appears like a fortified tower with a few openings and, a series of vaults of the roof protect the façade from the rainfall.