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Camps Bay High School Phase 1 - Cape Town

New Classrooms & Cultural Centre

completed 2014

The creation of spaces that are conducive to learning has always intrigued us. Being passionate about natural light and fresh air also adds another layer of requirements to the design of classrooms. 

Camps Bay High School was built in its current form in the 1960's and the existing buildings are typical of the public buildings designed in that era. The buildings are well built with robust finishes. Unique to this site is the exposure to rather extreme weather conditions. The building is in close proximity to the corrosive Atlantic Ocean and gets pummelled for days on end by the infamous South Easterly wind. Winter rainfall brings a penetrating sheet of cold and wet elements to the school corridors.  The main glass facade of the school faces South-West,  which allows glaring afternoon into the classrooms. Alterations over time have included the enclosure of the corridors, sun protections and replacement of the slate tiles on the roofs.

Our scope of work was for 2 new first floor Classrooms, placed at the end of a corridor. The space below the classrooms was converted into a Cultural Centre. The addition seamlessly fits into the existing envelope of the school. A very successful project, all aspects considered.  


Tel: 021 448 2406     Email:

Address: Unit 56, Roeland Square, Drury Lane, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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