NAX contact architects - details

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company:   GWA Studio
title:   Herrn
Prename:   Bouwer Daniel
Name:   Serfontein
address:   217 St Patricks Rd, Muckleneuk
city:   0075 Tshwane, Gauteng
country:   Südafrika
telephone:   +27 12 3414579
e-mail:   serf@gwastudio.co.za
website:   www.gwastudio.co.za
contact - country:   Südafrika
 
project 1:   Sustainable village - Verkykerskop, Free State Province
year of constr. 1:   2007 - current
comment 1:   Vision: The first proclaimed small-scale agricultural village for the Free State Province in 100 years, making it the first socio-economically inclusive town in a significant post-apartheid rebuilding effort. Recently awarded the grand prize at the 2012 CNU International Awards for New Urbanism and sustainability. Program: The 43 hectares site is destined to be the main congregation, cultural and economic activity space for an anticipated 1500 people. The development’s noble program of 300 mixed-income residences, most with their own intensive home farming opportunities, and the peripheral 35 hectares farm/conservation land is matched by a broad complement of civic uses, including two small farm schools with a digital library, a day clinic, meeting halls and pension pay-points, shops, artist’s residences, recreation facilities, farm facilities, police station, retirement cluster and boutique hotel. Project Cost: R450 million [38 million Euro] Client: Verkykerskop Development Trust & Free State Province
 
project 2:   Green Building: Engineering Department Tshwane University of Technology [TUT], City of Tshwane
year of constr. 2:   2011 - 2012
comment 2:   Vision: The Tshwane University of Technology commissioned a new building for the Faculty of Engineering and Build Environment. A Centre for innovative teaching and learning is designed to accommodate more effective learning and encourage effective pedagogical practice and act as a catalyst that aspires towards enhanced student success rates. In the buildings physical design, architectural detailing, structure, integrated teaching, learning technologies, the new facility expresses the spirit of technology and sustainable principles associated the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at TUT in particular. Program: The 6000m2 building facilitates one 320 seater main lecture hall, three 160 seater additional lecture halls, collaborative learning spaces, flexible learning spaces, mega-tronix design center, computer spaces, cafe and ablutions. Project Cost: R44 million [3,7 million Euro] Client: Tshwane University of Technology
 
project 3:   Integrated Housing: Scottsdene, City of Cape Town
year of constr. 3:   2011 - current
comment 3:   Vision: Urban and social sustainability are of great concern because they have been virtually ignored in current programs and designs to re-imagine housing for the City of Cape Town. For urban development and housing could become the catalysts for broad based sustainability an end to poverty, exploitation, segregation, inadequate housing, congestions, ugliness and homelessness within the city. Program: The 22 hectares site is destined to be the new urban core, cultural and socio - economic activity space for an anticipated 6252 people. The development’s noble program of 2884 high density mixed-income residences, most with their own court yard farming opportunities, and the peripheral 11.88 hectares urban farm land is matched by a broad complement of civic uses, including a community centre, schools, day clinics, meeting halls and pension pay-points, shops, recreation facilities and farm facilities such as seed banks and urban food markets.