This classroom block follows on from an earlier project at Thandokhulu in 2008 when we designed a separate Administration building and Science Laboratory. These buildings contributed to creating a forecourt for the school, facing onto Main Road. At that point in time half of the school consisted of dilapidated temporary classrooms. We inserted a new pedestrian brick arch entrance as a signal of future expansion for the school.
In 2015 we were approached to prepare a masterplan for the expansion of the school, the removal of the temporary structures as well as construction documentation for an 8 classroom block within the proposed master plan.
The new classroom block is placed opposite the existing double storey classroom block and starts to create the future quadrangle which will have as its focus the future Multi-media centre. In order to build this new classroom building, temporary mobiles had to be placed on the school fields and the learners in the existing dilapidated structures had to be relocated to the temporary mobile classrooms to allow for demolition of the dilapidated structures.
Department of Transport and Public Works - Education
Western Cape Education Department
Laatoe Key Kotze cc
Gadomski Consulting Engineers
NWE Nkuthalo Wouter Engelbrecht (Pty) Ltd
De Villiers Reid Chiddy and Murray
Siyakhatala Safety cc