Architectural Showcase for Educational Developments
This project was a design & build project by Architecture for a Change. The building was pre-manufactured in Johannesburg at our workshop and then transported to Malawi. The containers used for transport was integrated into the design. The school is completely off the grid. Community involvement and training was one of the top priorities.
A concerned caller on 702 last week raised his concern at the speed with which schools were being constructed around Ward 106 (Bryanston East etc) et al. No one would deny the dire need for education facilities in South Africa, but these are to be ready for the new school year in January 2015. Two months! Fast track is good when you know how, but given our abysmal record of service delivery, we are simply putting out one fire only to have it reignite as a conflagration later.
There is no doubt in the mind of Annabell Lebethe, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation, on the important role arts and culture play in the development and growth of inner city and urban fabric. “Artists bring soul to the city”
The healthcare solutions industry is in a global state of flux. New challenges and opportunities face both emerging and established markets, as governments; institutions and consumers demand higher quality, contemporary solutions that are affordable, effective and future proof.
In South Africa many blue chip corporates sponsor art events and own valuable corporate art collections. Some of this art is publicly available in the form of hosted art galleries like the Standard Bank Art Gallery in Johannesburg yet a large portion of South Africa’s art, including art originally intended as public art, remains behind closed doors.
A recent caller to 702’s morning show with John Robbie, ignited a storm that has been brewing for months in Johannesburg. The caller identified himself as Roger, an architect. He said that the plans he submitted for a house 5 weeks previously had not yet even been logged onto the Council system.
The latter part of the architectural year tends to reveal the winners of various architectural awards that have been held, either annually or biennially
Centrally located on major public transport routes (taxi and train), UNISA Parow is accessible to the wider student community. The building provides contact and examination facilities for these students. Located within a light industrial urban context, the previous UNISA facilities consisted of a combination of new educational and converted industrial buildings.
The commitment of skilled professionals in the South African drywall and plastering industry is reflected by their investment in training, transmission of traditional skills, development of project management skills, and field specialisation such as acoustics & fire protection.
The existing community centre on a rocky site in the heart of Helenvale was too small and in disrepair and no longer served the needs of the community. The initial brief called for renovations and additional facilities.