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Shell Training Centre - SA Naval College
Muizenberg, Western Cape

Henk Theodorus Otto NIEGEMAN: Architect

Date:c1950
Type:College
Status:Extant

Originally the Shell Training Centre, now the South African Naval College.

The elongated structure is a high-calibre example of the practice’s work, incorporating features of the International Style and reminiscent of the Dessau Bauhaus rhythm in the placing of the bedroom balconies. North-facing rooms share a common corridor along the south facade and a delicately glazed box envelopes the generous public stair to the west of the building. The solid eastern facade is punctured only by round portal windows alluding to the landings of the service stair within.

(Catherine Deacon and Marguerite Pienaar in Common Ground 2021:334)


Writings about this entry

Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C & Kuipers, Marieke C . 2021. Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961. The Netherlands: LM Publishers. pg 133 ill, 134
Deacon, Catherine and Pienaar, Marguerite Building for Banking and Industry: in Clarke, Nicholas J, Fisher, Roger C and Kuipers, Marieke C . 2021. Common Ground : Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902-1961: pp 133 ill, 134