After submitting a successful concept in an open public tender, Deter Architects were awarded the tender to redesign the Southern fa├žade of the South African Council for Geosciences in early 2017.

Inspired by a sun study of Pretoria, the concept includes a concrete entrance canopy framing the main entrance of the building whilst also providing shaded public seating and reimagined landscaping pockets.  The canopy will exist as a transitionary threshold into the newly renovated entrance lobby of the council building and assist in revamping the public image of the research institute.

The construction of the CGS entrance canopy commences in 2018.