The long-list of #GC2022 is out! Read more.

search
×
menu
login
donate
Silindokulhe Community Hall
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Written by:
follow
share on:mail linkcopy link to clipboardShare via LinkedInShare via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via Facebook
The construction of a community hall by collectif saga

image: Joubert Loots | © all rights reserved
i
Category:
education
Phase:
in use
Design:
Collectif Saga
Updated:
17 July 2017
introduction

Collectif Saga just came back after 6 months building a pre-school in an informal settlement, Joe Slovo Township, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 

read more >
< read less
cultural and social context

The new crèche has been designed and built by the architect studio Collectif Saga, in partnership with Indalo and Love Story. With on average the same budget as an RDP house (houses built by the government) the project tries to show that by building in a different way we can off the uses better, bigger and more flexible spaces. Thus, a RDP house is in average 36m2 while the building we erected is 138m2. This was made possible by using mostly recycled materials which were mostly free or of low cost and by establishing efficient building techniques.

read more >
< read less
materials and building techniques

One big objective of the project was to try to develop simple and reproducible processes, which would give the community the tools and knowledge to reproduce these processes for their own development. We decided to use similar materials to what they use for construction (palettes, corrugated sheets, tyres etc.). Those were then transformed in order to make a durable, solid building with a high architectural value. We also integrated various members of the community throughout the process in order to continuously share this knowledge. It was a two-way knowledge exchange in the sense that we have a lot to learn from the community who everyday build and rebuild using limited resources from their own environment. It was important for us to show that we can also have fun with these cheap materials and that, as architects, we have to find the means and the tools to transform those in unique and functional objects.

Palett Axonometry

image: collectif saga | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
read more >
< read less
earth and climate

One of the biggest challenges of this site was the rainwater issue. In fact, every time it rains in Joe Slovo, there is mud everywhere. Thus, we decided to raise the building in order to make sure it does not get flooded. We also created exterior decks that are above the ground so that the kids can still play outside. Retention walls and tranches were put in position in order to have a better and more efficient water flow on site. In the sanitation building, the floor is covered of crushed shatterproof glass (noncutting) in order to prevent the space to become extremely dirty when it rains.

read more >
< read less
image gallery
View of Joe Slovo ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
The main building ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
Opening night 2 ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
The water point ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
GIF construction

image: collectif saga | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
Lifting the structural frames ©Collectifsaga Resized

image: collectif saga | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
Community member helping ©Collectifsaga Resized

image: collectif saga | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
Inside the creche ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
The teacher and the kids inside the creche ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
Inside the creche - palette window ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
Skateboard door ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
Inside the creche - palette shelf/bench ©Joubert Loots Resized

image: Joubert Loots | CC-BY_black.png some rights reserved
i
Location
show earth plate boundarieshide earth plate boundaries
Explore more inspirations
Keyword:
community practice (113)
development cooperation (44)
education (83)
informal settlement (69)
low budget (65)
prev
  •  meeting place
    Palomino, Building a Society.
    Palomino, Colombia
  •  housing
    Casa Chuy
    Leon, Mexico
  •  meeting place
    LOCAL COMUNITARIO A.F. 10 DE JULIO
    LIMA, Peru
  •  urban planning
    Kambimoto housing
    Nairobi, Kenya
  •  meeting place
    Project Row Houses
    Houston, U.S.A.
  •  infrastructure
    Taxi Rank
    Magagula Heights, Katlehong, South Africa
  •  health & sanitation
    Roche health center
    Roche, Tanzania
  •  meeting place
    Le 56 / Eco-interstice
    Paris, France
  •  education
    Play-doh : Early years education in rural India
    Bhiwandi, India
  •  health & sanitation
    Green (Rose) Toilet in Mukuru Slums, Nairobi
    Nairobi, Kenya
  •  recreation & sport
    Vertical Gymnasium
    Caracas, Venezuela
  •  housing
    Preparing for Xincun Residential Update
    KunMing, China
  •  meeting place
    Community House & Conservation Garden - RED Dream project
    Ta Phin - Sapa, Vietnam
  •  meeting place
    (CON)VIVENCIAS
    Lima, Peru
  •  education
    Thon Mun Community Centre
    Takeo, Cambodia
  •  urban planning
    Santo Community Development Plan
    Leogane, Haiti
  •  education
    Makoko Floating School
    Lagos, Nigeria
  •  recreation & sport
    Million Donkey Hotel
    Prata Sannita, Italy
  •  education
    Kusikuna Eco-Active School
    Apote - Tiquipaya, Bolivia
  •  housing
    House of Plenty
    Nijmegen, Netherlands
  •  education
    Temporary Classrooms for Migrant Schools
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  education
    College Mixte Le Bon Berger
    Montruis, Haiti
  •  housing
    MUKWANO HOME
    Rakai, Uganda
  •  housing
    Colón 36
    Castuera, Spain
  •  housing
    A Casa de Abuela Cuentacuentos
    Escobilla, Mexico
  •  health & sanitation
    COMMUNITY COOKER
    Nairobi, Kenya
  •  education
    Kwel Ka Baung school- phase II
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  health & sanitation
    Shanmen Public Bathhouse
    Tianshui Gansu, China
  •  education
    Canteiro Móvel | Mobile Hands-on
    Botucatu, Brazil
  •  housing
    E.V.A. Self build eco-village
    Pescomaggiore, Italy
  •  education
    Kargyak Learning Center
    Kargayak, India
  •  education
    P.S. 216 Edible Schoolyard
    New York , U.S.A.
  •  meeting place
    Women's center
    Rufisque, Senegal
  •  housing
    Nqibikan Village Reconstruction
    Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  meeting place
    Socio-Cultural Center
    Bobodioulasso , Burkina Faso
  •  meeting place
    Forgotten Spaces; from Rust to Revival !
    Cairo, Egypt
  •  education
    MOVING school 002
    Mae Ramat, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    Chiwiñas Shadows
    El Alto, Bolivia
  •  meeting place
    laTren - elNodo Participatory Cultural Center
    Saltillo, Mexico
  •  urban planning
    Grameen Bank Housing Project
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
  •  infrastructure
    The Informal-formal Bridge
    San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina
  •  housing
    Casalata
    Mindelo, Cape Verde
  •  meeting place
    Esperanza
    El Cabuyal, Ecuador
  •  housing
    Itakura Core House
    Momonoura, Japan
  •  education
    Bridge school
    Xiashi Village, China
  •  infrastructure
    living root bridge
    Mawlynnong, India
  •  meeting place
    R-Urban
    Colombes, France
  •  housing
    New Gourna Village
    Luxor, Egypt
  •  education
    Upgrading of Nile River School
    South of Giza governorate, Egypt
  •  education
    METI school
    Rudrapur, Bangladesh
  •  health & sanitation
    BioCenter
    Kibera, Kenya
  •  infrastructure
    Infrastructure to support the indigenous community
    Santo Angelo, Brazil
  •  housing
    Pamoja Shell of Steel Housing
    Nairobi, Kenya
  •  education
    Qinmo Village Project
    Huaiji, Guangdong Province, China
  •  housing
    vrijburcht
    Amsterdam, IJburg, Netherlands
  •  education
    Kutamba AIDS Orphans School
    Bikongozo, Uganda
  •  religion & memorial
    BAMBOO CHURCH
    yogyakarta, Indonesia
  •  housing
    Ciudadelas de Paz - Building for Peace
    Manaure, Cesar, Colombia
  •  religion & memorial
    Pilgrim Route
    Jalisco, Mexico
  • play
     meeting place
    Casa Comunal de la Isla de Portete / Ecuador.
    Portete, Ecuador
  •  housing
    BAMBÚ SOCIAL
    El Rama, Nicaragua
  •  housing
    Incremental collective housing
    Neak Loeang, Cambodia
  •  housing
    Sankofa House
    Abetenim, Ghana
  •  education
    MOVING school 001
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    LA CUADRA: Social Production of (In)formal Parks
    Cuenca, Ecuador
  •  meeting place
    Jabu Centre
    Siteki, Swaziland
  •  education
    Gando Primary School
    Gando, Burkina Faso
  •  education
    Library of Muyinga
    Muyinga, Burundi
  •  meeting place
    Sidi Amor’s eco-village for arts and crafts
    Ariana, Tunisia
  •  education
    Incubadora Social ITESM-Bancomer
    Leon, Mexico
  •  education
    Habitat initiative cabo delgado
    Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
  •  meeting place
    Making Space in Dalston
    London, United Kingdom
  •  meeting place
    CASA ENSAMBLE CHACARÁ
    Pereira, Colombia
  •  meeting place
    Slovo Hall.
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  •  housing
    Rehabilitation for a resettlement area in SocTrang
    Soc Trang, Vietnam
  •  education
    Fuji Kindergarten
    Tachikawa, Japan
  •  housing
    Masoro Village Project
    Masoro, Rwanda
  •  education
    A Kindergarten in Ropi
    Ropi, Ethiopia
  •  education
    MOVING school 003
    Mae Sot, Thailand
  •  education
    Silindokuhle Preschool
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  •  urban planning
    Reclaiming Community Commons through DIT Toolkit
    Chennai, India
  •  meeting place
    TibA'uwe
    Bom Jardim, Brazil
  •  meeting place
    El Tr3bol de Ciudad de Cali
    Bogotá, Colombia
  •  meeting place
    El Faro de Mapasingue
    Guayaquil , Ecuador
  •  housing
    Rehabilitation of Thao
    Sun-moon lake, Taiwan
  •  health & sanitation
    Warka Village Cameroon
    Cameroon
  •  education
    Pani community centre
    Rajarhat, Bangladesh
  •  housing
    Post-typhoon reconstruction
    Hsinchu, Taiwan
  •  meeting place
    Multipurpose Room COVEMV
    Morelia, Mexico
  •  education
    The Yangri Hope Project
    Yangri Village, Nepal
  •  education
    Luzira School
    Kampala, Uganda
  •  education
    Plug+Play School
    Izmir + Torbali, Turkey
  •  education
    Sra Pou Vocational School
    Sra Pou, Cambodia
  •  housing
    Granby Four Streets
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
  •  housing
    Arquitectura en Altura
    El Alto, Bolivia
  • play
     agriculture & fisheries
    La Villa Pesquera del Crash Boat
    Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
  •  education
    Senior Citizen’s Library
    Bhatpore Village Surat, India
  •  education
    Tikau Village House
    Odisha, India
  •  education
    Hostels for girls, Iringa region, Tanzania
    Iringa region, Tanzania
  •  emergency shelter
    Living Tebogo
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  •  housing
    Rural Bayview Village
    Bayview, U.S.A.
  •  meeting place
    Favela open library/ School of Favela Architecture
    Maceio, Brazil
  •  urban planning
    Parque El Óvalo - Pamplona Alta (Lima, Perú)
    Lima, Peru
  •  health & sanitation
    Safe Haven Bathhouse
    Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    Tulou renovation
    Longyan City, Fujian, China
  •  education
    School by the Lagoon
    Maligakadu, Sri Lanka
  •  meeting place
    Custody House Of Memory
    Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia
  •  education
    EDAYA indigenous crafts and design school
    Baguio, Philippines
  •  emergency shelter
    Soe Ker Tie House
    Ban Tha Song Yang, Thailand
  •  meeting place
    House of Dreams
    Zhoushan village, China
  •  education
    Majuli School / GENERATING RESILIENCE
    majuli, India
  •  education
    Maosi primary school
    Maosi, China
  •  education
    SAL Exhibition Pavilion/Learning by Making
    Ahmedabad, India
next