Green School

Paarl, South Africa

"From the outset the challenge was to create a campus that is part of this global community but that is defined by its context, climate and heritage. In Bali, the beautiful and intricate bamboo structures without walls make sense in terms of material, climate, and local building methodologies. In Paarl, where the summers are very hot and dry, and the winters wet and cold, the building envelope becomes an essential device to passively control the building climate." - Extract taken from article


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Green School, Paarl

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Article sourced from Architect and Builder Magazine 

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Architect firm GASS Architecture Studios
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“Green School is a special place that has, over the last decade, proven that a new model of education is not only possible, but essential. It has taught us that a wall-less environment opens minds in ways no concrete box ever will; that true understanding only comes from hands-on experience instead of remote learning; that an authentic engagement with the local culture and community is incredibly enriching; and shown us time and time again that humanity’s progress starts from a child’s curiosity,” says Green School.