The site is situated on the north eastern edge of Pretoria CBD. Major road networks created an island of lost space at a very important gateway into the city. The concept for the project is to create meaningful architeture in a city environment, through the play of colour and light. With Plascon as the major client, a light industrial paint factory is proposed, with an area specifically allocated for small business enterprises (SBE). The existing building n the site, would be refurbished and converted into offices for the SBE's, while also serving as the main entrance to the site. Artists studio space is provided with exhibition areas, as well as studios/shops for informal trading. A Plascon Concept shop is also proposed, where people can purchase pait and other products, with the opportunity of concept simulations so they can make informed choices when buying paint products. The alternative healing properties of colour is explored through therapy rooms, as well as colour/light boxes. Walkways through the site provide the opportunity for pedestrians to cross the site, while viewing the paint production process. Copyright 2007, 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. Please cite as follows: Basson, R 2007, Canvas - colour production hub, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-11212007-205438 / > C72/eo
Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2008.