Stellenbosch University:
SU Library Research Commons

Project: SU Library: Research Commons   

Client: Stellenbosch University 

Professional Team: 

Elements Architecture & Design: Design Project management 

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 Description:  

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
  • Utilise the roof area to generate sustainable energy 

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

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