Zwelihle Secondary School
Kleinmond (outside Cape Town), 1996-1997
A high school designed in the township located just outside of Kleinmond.
A limited budget meant materials had to be used cleverly and subtle design principles were used to bring dignity and permanence to a very impoverished community.
Entrances are celebrated, as are cornices and windows. Light is always brought in above where there are doorways and access points.
The overall form is designed to fit modestly into the landscape and respond to the mountains beyond.