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Didacta Building - Museum for Science & Industry
Central, Pretoria, Gauteng

SMIT and VILJOEN: Architect

Date:1967
Client:Pretoria Municipality
Type:Museum
Status:Extant
Street:Skinner Street

 


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Coordinates:
25°45'03.81" S 28°11'21.51" E

'The improbable marriage between the finesse of the smooth inner skin and chunky abstractions of the outer skin of concrete makes Didacta Pretoria's most sophisticated building'. The structural system of regularly spaced reinforced concrete columns with a continuous cantilevered upper floor, where carrying beams are accentuated in the prevalent mannerism of concrete structures in Japan (Greig, 1971: 211).

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 211