Kagiso Project, Limpopo, South Africa

Following on from the previous year’s project, Aga Sikola, the Kagiso project was to construct two classroom blocks designed, funded and built by second year architecture students from University of Nottingham. The palette of materials for this project included brick, steel and both local hardwood and softwood timber. To provide high levels of ventilation the external walls stopped below the roof and perforated brick walls were used. Columns were from eucalyptus with steel flitched connections, all fabricated on site. Two steel trusses were fabricated by a local company to create the central valley beams for each block.

Completed 2015.

Client
Education Africa and The Thusanang Trust

Architect
Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham

Value
Pro Bono

 

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