Streetlight Schools

TYPOLOGY EDUCATIONAL, ADAPTIVE REUSE LOCATION JEPPESTOWN, JOHANNESBURG SIZE 1300 SQM CLIENT STREETLIGHT SCHOOLSARCHITECTS FIELDWORKS DESIGN GROUP CURRENT PHASE COMPLETED


Streetlight School is located on the upper ground floor of BJala Square. The school formally opened in January 2016 and provides education to many of the areas youths. Streetlight School received a four star Green-star rating - a first for South African schools in an urban environment.

Born from necessity, the initial streetlight schools design methodology was one of creative re-use combined with novel construction methods in the attempt to create a feasible learning space within an existing industrial building. Constructing a learning space without any budget for material or labor necessitated using mostly found materials (Pallets, standard hollow core doors, timber purlins).

Spatially we worked with the physical constraints of the existing building as our guide, and attempted to accommodate for multiple activities within the limited intervention.