ARG Design

The Wolwekloof Youth Centre

Ceres, Western Cape


This learning academy and residential facility for unemployed youths was born from an unused public facility in the mountains outside Ceres in the Western Cape. The project transforms a fragmented complex into an eco-friendly settlement through working with old buildings, creating new buildings and integrating the space in-between to create unique experiential qualities. Simple construction methods were used to introduce ecological building concepts to trainees.