Blomvlei Learners visit architect’s office

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CURRENT STATUS OF THE PROJECT

We are now at half time in the construction process of the Blomvlei Library!!!
Completion of the building is set for the 30th of July 2010!

The contractor, has almost completed all brick and concrete work and will start with the roof work on Friday, the 7th of May 2010.

Once the roof is on, the contractor will start with the interior work as there is a mezzanine level, the elevated platform for the storytelling corner, the bathroom fit-out, the floor finish, plastering and paint work.

The project team is meeting bi-weekly to coordinate all work to be done.

In addition, an activity which involved the learners of Blomvlei Primary School took place last week Thursday, 22nd April. 10 learners and their teacher in technology visited the building site and ARG’s office in Observatory.

The 10 Grade 7 learners gained insight into the making of the library and learnt about the different professions involved in a building project. They also had the opportunity to see and question the “real” work of ARG’s Town Planner, Landscape Architect, Project Manager, Architect and Technician. Drawing work, physical and much loved “3D work” was presented to the learners.

Theresa Hendersen from Henry Fagan and Partners gave an overview of the work of a Structural Engineer. She also talked about the pedestrian swing bridge at the V&A waterfront and how it was constructed etc.

The Blomvlei learners were given an official visit of the site and the building team. Their “photographer” took pictures and the school “reporter” and “journalist” were asking keen questions to the contractor and his team.

Attached are some photos of Blomvlei learners at ARG Design’s offices, learning about ArchiCAD, Google Earth and much more. Learners and teacher in ARG’s boardroom were welcomed by Gita Goven and Alastair Rendall, COO and CEO of the company. As Gita said hopefully it inspired a few potential architects for the future.

Thanks again to Ivonn, Alastair and Gita from arG Design for this fabulous opportunity for some of the learners from Blomvlei Primary School, a great experience for them.