A different view on iconic architecture
Designing the Moses Mabhida Stadium precinct presented an interesting challenge to the Iyer team. Not only does a built form like this have to meet the exacting needs of a large-scale event, but also the everyday life of a city. Additionally, iconic architecture by its nature sets itself apart from its surroundings. As a practice dedicated to people centred place-making, the team went beyond simply creating an isolated precinct for the stadium and People’s Park. Instead, the vision was to locate it in a carefully-crafted public space that encouraged engagement.