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St Cyprian’s School celebrates 140 years with new Creative Learning Centre

| October 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

St Cyprian’s School in Oranjezicht, Cape Town, celebrates its 140th birthday this year with the completion of another phase of its ‘Creating Future Leaders’ project. The R40m project encompasses an extensive upgrading of the school facilities, as well as the refurbishment and careful preservation of some of its historical buildings.

The newly opened Creative Learning Centre, located in the old library and computer classroom, comprises three distinctly separate spaces on two levels: the Dramatic Arts and Consumer Studies learning areas share the bottom level, while the top level is a creative hub for the Visual Arts and Design Studio. Designed with flexible, multipurpose spaces, seminar classrooms may be changed into collaborative work areas, and focused study areas into performance and exhibition venues.

Designed by project architect Kylie Richards of Noero Wolff Architects, under the direction of Professor Jo Noero of the Department of Architecture at the University of Cape Town, who is responsible for the entire Creating Future Leaders project, it is a wonderful learning space boasting the essential elements of space and natural light. The Creative Learning Centre also offers unobstructed views across the leafy surrounds onto Table Mountain, with an unmistakable energy adding to its aesthetic appeal.

This landmark development reflects the essence of an education at St Cyprian’s School, focusing on ‘creating future leaders’ through the development of the individual and the intellect, with a strong focus on creative growth.


Category: Spring 2011

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