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Architecture-Design

Project Jouberton. A Collaboration by Nottingham University and Education Africa

 

Introduction

What do you remember of your second year of your Architecture degree?

For some it must be relief at having made the step up from the first year. For others it is the excitement of the renewed challenge that a degree in architecture can present with every passing project. For William Gowland, and 180 second year students and their tutors at Nottingham University it was the latter as they faced the real prospect of having to design, fund, and build a new early learning centre in Jouberton, South Africa for the NGO Education Africa. Quite a challenge and quite a risk you may agree.

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