Silindokuhle Preschool wins award for building made of recycled material

Silindokuhle Preschool in Joe Slovo West informal settlement in Port Elizabeth has won the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture and Innovation.

The preschool was a built as a community project by Collectif saga, a french architectural company and is made entirely of recycled materials.

Adjudicator of AfriSam-SAIA Award and lecturer at Wits University Dr Sechaba Maape explains why the project grabbed their attention.

A preschool in a context like that is a building which usually won't have a lot of resources, so that is exactly where the innovation came in. In this particular case, people had to work with virtually nothing. The architects used materials that they found in the local environment because of the fact that there was so much scarcity.

Dr Sechaba Maape, Adjudicator of AfriSam-SAIA Award and lecturer at Wits University

Architecture is really about how one can use or make the ordinary extraordinary so when an architect designs a window it will never just be an ordinary window, so when you give a group of architects a project like this, they will find whatever resources around them and make it extraordinary.

Dr Sechaba Maape, Adjudicator of AfriSam-SAIA Award and lecturer at Wits University

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