Amphitheatre and courtyards for Pre – prep – St Johns School, Johannesburg:
The brief asked for more space, that was flexible in all weather conditions and the space was between two prefabricated buildings.
We were charged with trying to link the buildings (that had very little imposing presence) in order to create a sense of meaningful space that was still functional.
The unorthodox ‘covering’ of the amphitheatre, that became the solution, made it useable during the heat of the day and during the rain.
The stage for the amphitheatre extended over the existing access road and fattened into the side space of the existing sports field.