Sol Plaatje New University Residence
SPU Campus, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Size 15 000m2
Client New Universities, DHET

architecture [Built work +2000m2] Sol Plaatje University Student Residence The inner city of Kimberley is the site for the New Sol Plaatje University. This building forms part of an urban campus design and is a residence which will accommodate 5000 students.

The student residence are in the form of apartments with six to eight individual bed rooms sharing ablutions, a living area and a kitchenette.

The spatial structure of the residence with informal interaction and connection spaces invite students to interact with each other, and foster a sense of belonging and identity.

The architectural language proposed for the building will be inspired by the surrounding landscape of the Northern Cape which contains a rich and intriguing record of human endeavour and the forces of nature.

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