A building which grows from a proposed artistic epicentre of the University of Pretoria becomes a sanctuary for all those concerned with the disciplines of art and architecture. By occupying the vacant site at the historical southern entrance of the university, the proposed centre for visual arts becomes a vehicle which allows the main campus to spill over its boundaries and fuse itself onto the existing separated South Campus. It is the aim of this dissertation to explore the ability of spaces inside this building typology to assist in inspiring and educating each of its occupants. The journey through the building becomes the narrator of spatial experiences whilst creating opportunities for artistic expression by providing facilities for the exhibition of art. By inspiring young minds with a symphony of experiences these spaces create the foundation for developing great artists.
Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2009.