African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 30

TRANSFORMED East Coast Architects recently carried out additions, alterations and renovations to the Africa Centre Campus at Somkhele, a multidisciplinary research facility working with population health issues in rural Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Architect, Bart-Jan Hooft discussed the project with us. E ast Coast Architects (ECA) is a practice based in Durban, initiated and owned by Derek van Heerden and Steve Kinsler to create social and green architecture. They design mainly in rural environments for communities throughout Southern Africa. Bart-Jan Hooft headed up the Afric H