Focus on: Designing for education

We dip into our archives to pull out our most interesting features showing how design can impact education.
Secondary School Gando by Francis Kéré.
Secondary School Gando by Francis Kéré.

For the joy of reading 

Belville Children's Library by Y Tsai.

Cape Town-based designer Y Tsai conceptualises a new interior layout and design for the Belville Children’s Library that encourages young readers to explore books and enjoy the reading experience. 

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Wonder world

oud installation by Ineke Hans for De Windroos. Image: Herman van Ommen.

Ineke Hans triggers the imagination of children by extending a primary school's library throughout its hallways and corridors.

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Classroom of hope

Classroom of Hope by Emerging Architecture.

A school in Klapmuts outside Stellenbosch is more than a place of learning for children. It is a beacon of hope for a community.

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Fountain of learning

Building Seven Fountains Primary School.Photo: Steve Kinsler.

East Coast Architects was recognised by the South Africa Institute of Architects at its 2010 Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Excellence for its design of the Seven Fountains Primary School in the Shayamoya township outside Kokstad in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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Climate of inspiration

Secondary School Gando by Francis Kéré.

The design of Francis Kéré's Secondary School Gando in Burkina Faso uses a passive ventilation system to deal with the extreme heat in the region. The design also includes other innovative cooling mechanisms such as underground tubes and double-skin roofs and facades. 

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