Architect and Builder March 2020 - Page 40

CURRO

DURBANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

CURRO HIGH SCHOOL Durbanville
ARCHITECT BPAS Architects
QUANTITY SURVEYOR Calcoli QS
CIVIL , STRUCTURAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS KLS Consulting Engineers
MECHANICAL & FIRE ENGINEERS FMWE
ACOUSTIC ENGINEERS Machoy Acoustics
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS cndv landscape architects
INTERIOR DESIGN B-Sense ORC Studio
MURALS Christopher MacClements
AUDIOVISUAL CONSULTANTS PJK
MAIN CONTRACTOR MNK Projects
PHOTOGRAPHY 3Sixty Photography

Curro Durbanville , a school managed by JSE-listed independent education provider , Curro Holdings , recently expanded its original grounds , resulting in a brand new , contemporary campus for the high school . Designed by BPAS Architects , the new campus showcases the very latest in education space design , which has been crafted with a learner-centric approach where their needs and aspirations have been taken into account throughout the design process .

“ After 24 years , Curro has grown to become a mature and established brand , yet our approach to education constantly evolves , keeping us at the forefront of educational developments ,” said Riaan Stroebel , Head of High School at Curro Durbanville . “ In an effort to keep Curro Durbanville at the forefront of educational developments , we asked learners and teachers what their vision of an ideal school was before approaching the architects , and then shared that feedback with the architect team . This approach has ensured that our learners were truly at the centre of the new campus design .”
Site Located to the north-east of Durbanville in the Western Cape , the site forms part of the larger urban plan for the Phesantekraal area . The site is accessed on the west side from two turning circles which had predetermined positions , providing the campus with main and secondary access points . The campus borders the busy Okavango Road on the east side . Existing pylons with a 31m wide servitude cross the north end of the site , restricting development in this zone to parking and low-level planting . The site slopes down towards the south side where it borders a wetland area .
Inspiration was drawn from the surrounding landscape and the mountains in the distance , the colour of the canola fields and the materiality of existing structures located on and around the site
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