The construction of the new Majuba FET College’s Dundee campus is providing thousands of higher-education seeking youth with the opportunity to study in a state-of-the-art college environment. The campus comprises a gatehouse, administration offices, two double-storey lecture blocks, an exam centre, resource centre, student centre and walkways. Demand for education facilities in Dundee has increased drastically over the past few years with the growth in population and rising unemployment levels. To address this imbalance, Majuba FET College partnered with Endumeni Municipality to establish Dundee campus at Mpati. Tjaart van der Walt, head architect of LVDW Architects, explained that the soil was particularly rocky, which was challenging, but they opted for a more conventional design in an effort to save on costs. The bricks were laid in a conventional stretcher bond pattern while the sturdy herringbone pattern was selected for the pavers. Pattern work was included in areas of the face brick façade to express its African context. The brickwork included combinations of Corobrik’s range of Nebraska Travertine and Country Classic Travertine face bricks for the maintenance free facades, with Champagne and Burgundy pavers being used to compliment the buildings aesthetic and surrounds, and the courtyards and walkways are paved with Corobrik Champagne and Burgundy pavers being used to compliment the buildings aesthetic and surrounds.Contact: Corobrik
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