Sol Plaatje University – Building 2


Sol Plaatje University: Kimberley South Africa 



Competition project team: Henri Comrie, Amálie Comrie, Michael de Beer, Steph Potgieter (models)

Design development: Henri Comrie, Amálie Comrie, Burgert van der Walt, Etienne Britz

Urban design framework: Ludwig Hansen Architects and Urban Designers

Promoter: Department of Higher Education and Training

Following the competition, each of the five shortlisted architects was allocated a parcel of land of roughly similar size on which to develop a design for construction. The other selected practices are: Designworkshop SA (Durban), Wilkinson and Associates (Pretoria), Activate (Johannesburg) and Savage and Dodd (Johannesburg). The three-dimensional building envelopes on each of the parcels were determined by Ludwig Hansen Architects and Urban Designers’ urban design framework.

Our allocated parcel consists of two sub parcels, one triangular and one elongated/rectangular. The programme consists of lecture theatres and academic facilities located within the triangular building (parcel 6) and residences located within the rectangular building (parcel 5). Click here to view the competition.