Project Kagiso

Project Kagiso is an idea spearheaded by the Nottingham University School of Architecture to rebuild a nursery in a rural village in the Letsitele Valley in Limpopo, northern South Africa.  “Kagiso” is a Sotho name which means “let’s build together” but is also generally used to mean “peace”. The local language Sepedi is a dialect of Sotho, which is spoken throughout the area.

The winning design – by a team consisting of Wes Stone, Matt Marsden, Sara Lhose, Julia Radka, and Samantha Mooney – comprised of two classrooms, an outdoor seating area and a central garden.

© Plan and renders by Samantha Mooney. Section by Julia Radka. Axo by Wes Stone.

© Plan and renders by Samantha Mooney. Section by Julia Radka. Axo by Wes Stone.

A total of £36000 was raised by the students to meet expenses for materials, with over 90% of funds spent on materials, tools, subcontracted works and project logistics associated with daily transport to the site.  The project was completed in four weeks.

Video by Ben Tynegate.

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