Part of the central campus will be the Biodiversity Exhibition Centre.
The objective is to provide a light and airy building and an outside amphitheatre where the magnificent biodiversity of the area will be exhibited for the public.
VDI is developing, as the first infrastructure:
- 300m² of floorspace (including a small office and store) with display cases and wall-space for exhibition of VDI student projects and other environmental exhibits, leading out to
- a large outdoor amphitheatre (for lectures, shows and relaxation) comprising formal terracing and plant decor
- It is an objective to encourage an incubation eco-tourism entrepreneurial project.
- eco-tourism to the town and district will increase
- there will be generally greater awareness of the unique biospheres surrounding town
- the public will discover ways of protecting and preserving the environment
- the amphitheatre will improve youth participation in social and cultural activities in the community and enhance community cohesion
- occupy children and the youth and thereby distract them from devious behaviour