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Nottingham architecture students complete African pre-school

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Architecture students at the University of Nottingham have completed this pre-school in a remote village in South Africa

The scheme in Limpopo, South Africa, features two classroom pavilions, a story-telling area, gardens and play spaces.

Second year undergraduates competed to design the pre-school building and the winning design was then built by staff and students.

Students, who also created furniture and play equipment for the project, were encouraged to design using locally available materials and construction methods.

The building includes timber-framed, steel-clad butterfly roof canopies, free-standing brickwork pavilions, and a sandbag dome.

The project is part of a series of schemes which the university has carried out alongside the Limpopo-based not-for-profit Thusenang Trust throughout the past six years.

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