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.
58 Seconds with Hugh Fraser
The site is positioned at Shelley Point on the West Coast Peninsula Uniquely for the West Coast, the site faces East over the bay looking towards the mountains behind the small Swartland town of Aurora.
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”
INK Interiors undertook the space planning process including a specific needs assessment to drive the design. INK was in addition responsible for the furniture specification and procurement, interior design and construction details, and on-site supervision of the building process.
The concept of the showroom is that of a gallery space. We did not allow anything to be placed on or against the walls.
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.
Thomas Chapman - Founder and principal at Local Studio, professional architect and urban designer.
58 Seconds with Hugh Fraser for AfriSam