Stellenbosch University:
SU Library Learning Commons

Project: SU Library: Learning Commons

Client: Stellenbosch University

Professional Team:

Project management: Elements Architecture & Design 

Project Manager: Stellenbosch University Facilities Management

Architect & Principle Agent: Visser Kapperer De Bruin

Quantity Surveyor: Taljaard Meyer & Storm
Electrical, Data and

Mechanical Engineers: De Villiers & Moore

Project Overview:

A masterplan for the existing SU Library was developed that identified the upgrade and refurbishment of certain areas in the building. The entire existing library was built underground and exist on two levels. The objectives of the masterplan was as follows:
• Provide study space for students
• Enlarge the internal space if the library
• Utilize the roof area to generate sustainable energy

The establishment of the new Learning Commons was identified as part of the upgrade of certain areas in the underground building, and was developed for the exclusive use of undergraduate students.

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