Zwelihle Primary School

Following 4 successful school design projects, our firm was further appointed for the new Zwelihle Primary School in Hermanus 80 km from Cape Town. Although modelled on the Ekuthuleni design, the site presented new challenges which required new design solutions. The school design principles we initially applied remained unchanged and are fundamental in school design process.

The result was a building which redefined the primary school building typology we initially developed. For the first time, a ‘landscape budget’ which included soft and hard landscaping and a ‘grassed and irrigated playing field’ was provided. This opportunity was also made possible by the availability of large rock formations on site which were then integrated into the landscape concept. This was a milestone development which we hope will be implemented in other PG:WC school projects.

 

PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Department Of Transport And Public Works: Education,
PROVINCIAL GOVT: Western Cape
PROJECT VALUE: R35M
COMPLETION: January 2008
ADDRESS: Hermanus, Western Cape