Soetwater Conference Facility, Kommetjie

Roles: Consultant, Principal Architect/Urbanist, Soetwater Coastal Recreational Facility, Conference Centre, Kommetjie

My spatial development framework included concept designs for the phased design and implementation of management and visitor support facilities, as a tented camp, ablution facilities, a functional restaurant, a visitor and education centre and a conference facility.

I approached this project in terms of ‘touching the ground lightly’ via siting decisions and choices of appropriate materials and methods. Partial implementation between 2007 and 2012.

We did extensive landscaping interventions and built three simple public buildings. 1. The gatehouse addition. 2. The small conference facility, previously a kiosk, located at the tidal pool area. 3. The administration building addition.