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Dawid Klaaste Multipurpose Centre
Bergsig, Laingsburg, Western Cape

Catharina Johanna (Carin) SMUTS: Design Architect

Type:Community Centre


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33°11'41.00" S 20°52'03.33" E Alt: 669m

Laingsburg is a rural Karoo town 280km from Cape Town on the N1. Its history dates back to the mid-1700’s, when the area was established to grow fresh produce for farmers in the region. The site ERF1884 is located on the corner of Main Street and Third Avenue, Goldnerville - the historically ‘non white’ [sic] area. The site was chosen after a process of community consultation. It was an old rugby field which had two existing shed-like structures. We were tasked with transforming these existing structures into a dynamic environment, which would attract travellers and the local residents alike. (See CS Studio)