Ithuba, South Africa 2008
On the southermost edge of Johannesburg, the Ithuba Skills College offers the children of the very poor neighbouring Townships the opportunity of a developing apprenticeship, which, on top of the usual school topics, offers the underlying and fundamental skills of a trade.
The school project was founded as a private initiative and developed itself with the support and involvement of european universities who, in part together with the schoolchildren, designed and built the school buildings and open air facilities.
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|construction period:||8 weeks|
|collaboration:||Bauen für Orangefarm e.V.|
|project supervisors:||Markus Dobmeier|
The building manages the changing occupancy and diverse uses in a flexible manner. Closed courtyards generate several entrances to the individual living spaces and offer a necessary barrier to the school campus.