Barrows Design + Manufacturing facility -Durban, South Africa

A design and production facility that set the benchmark in industrial design in post- apartheid South Africa. An 8,200 sq m factory completed in 2000 at a cost of $ 1.4 million [US]

The building was designed to elevate the Barrows brand, while realizing the concept of a combined design and manufacturing facility which integrated management, design, sales with technical and manual labour.

Much of the projects architectural power is derived from its constructivist aesthetic carefully scripted planning of space and a robustness & transparency of materials.

In association with Soundspace design.

Project architect: Robin Herbert.