African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 40

PROJECT TEA ARCHITECTS: Indalo and Saga Collective TEAM: Kevin Kimwelle, Anastasia Rohaut, Pierre Guérin, Camille Sablé, Sylvain Guitard, Simon Galland, Jason Dinant, Maguelonne Gorioux, Nolwenn Gervais, Pauline Richard, Cécile Jaouen, Eglantine Bulka, Eva Fojtu, Andrès Sanchez, Adèle Bertrand QUANTITY SURVEYOR: LDM Quantity Surveyor PARTNERS: Alliance Française de Port Elizabeth Werk, Engineers Without Borders, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University FUNDERS AND DONORS: Williams Hunt, Coca-Cola, Cannibal, Amalooloo, Builders Warehouse, Penny Pinchers, IBIS, Voltex Contractors: Love Story (NGO), Patricia N. Piyani (School’s director) COST: 6000 € AREA: 138m2 Light and ventilation were important guidelines during the design. It was for the community a response to the old crèche that was damp, dark and mostly closed. Saga tried to make sure every square metre of the building was well lit and decided to open up the building as much as possible. This allows the teachers to use the outside space for activities and also to display to the people in the street the amazing work happening inside. Lastly, around 80 kids share this space every day.