Activate Architects, Afritects

Lebone II College

Phokeng, North West


In Phokeng, North West, Activate Architects and Afritects won a competition hosted by Kgosi Lebone II of the Royal Bafokeng Nation to create a college for 800 students that would serve as a new education model with accommodation, farming and alternative teaching methods. The transparent structure aimed to “de-institutionalise” learning to form a set of “village clusters” with central outdoor courtyards and light filtered as if through trees.