Curro Durbanville's Architectural Brilliance Shortlisted for International Festival21 July 2023
Curro Durbanville’s new high school campus, situated in the Groot Phesantekraal Estate, has been shortlisted for this year's World Architecture Festival in the Completed Buildings - School category. The festival will take place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 29 November to 1 December 2023 and is regarded as one of the most prestigious events in the architecture industry, attracting entries from around the globe.
The mammoth architectural project was led by BPAS Architects, a leading multidisciplinary architecture and interior design firm. The project was completed during the pandemic and unveiled in early 2022. The 9800-meter campus boasts a contemporary design fused with space and practicality.
The design process involved close engagement with learners, teachers, and other consultants, resulting in a high-quality school with a range of cutting-edge cultural and sporting facilities. This includes a 360-seater dedicated auditorium, music rooms with inter-movable doors, and a 400-meter athletics track.
The design draws inspiration from the surrounding landscape, incorporating elements of form, texture, and scale. The unique U-shaped building footprint creates a welcoming forecourt for both learners and visitors, while the unusual layout promotes constant interaction between spaces. It challenges the conventional classroom typology and fosters flexibility and adaptability for future needs.
“We are truly honoured to be shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival,” says Landseer Collen, Architect and Director at BPAS Architects. “This project represents our commitment to creating powerful new spaces that inspire and facilitate positive educational environments. We take pride in the work we produce so this recognition is a huge testament to the hard work and dedication of our talented team.”
Contact Curro Durbanville High School for a tour of this architectural masterpiece.