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Wolff Architects / South Africa INKWENKWEZI SECONDARY SCHOOL, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, 2007 The school complex is the first secondary school in a township where 80% of the residents have had less than ten years of schooling. The building therefore had to present a good alternative to the street. The school consists of a sequence of white-plastered buildings circling and sheltering two inner courtyards. The area has suffered much from violence and vandalism, and the entranceway to the school faces a quiet cul- de-sac where the children can arrive in safety. The school is mainly distributed over two floors, but in several places a triangular sculptural form protrudes from the building and reveals where the library and sports hall are situated, for example. The name of the school, Inkwenkwezi, means Morning Star, and a large yellow star therefore graces the front.


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