Human Scale – Urban Strategy
Cultural Infrastructure
Culture – Heritage & Contemporary
Nature – Built
Past – Future

The uMhkumbane Museum is the first new City Museum in Durban in approximately 100 years, to preserve and innovate the rich cultural and political history of Cato Manor and Surrounding Areas.It provides the opportunity for Heritage and Contemporary Culture to converge,serving as a catalyst for social,economic and ecological regeneration.As part of a broader urban strategy, the site seeks to activate and network various Cultural Nodes within the Communities

– To include and organise the previously disadvantaged communities to participate in the global economy of Cultural Precincts and Cities

Design Generators
Social cohesion – Sustainability- Interpretation and Exhibition – Cultural & Business – Interactiveness -Innovative Living – Traditional & Contemporary- Environment- Spiritual- Community

Indigenous knowledge, inherited through life patterns, myths, culture, customs and beliefs,etc

Exhibition beyond the Walls of the Gallery.

uMkhumbane Place to provide infrastructure to enable the health of the surrounding community and environment and the social capacity to co-create regenerative and enabling systems

An aggressive socio-economic development, using culture to create a new African Identity in line with Durban’s 2040 vision to be one of Africa’s leading, most vibrant, livable, walkable city centre.