St Cyprian’s School Urban Design Framework, Oranjezicht, Cape TownUrban Design

As part of St Cyprian’s School’s strategic vision, leading to the school’s 150th anniversary, Meyer & Associates Architects, Urban Designers was appointed to investigate the development opportunities on the school campus and  the implementation strategy thereof. The brief called for the framework to incorporate three key issues: the increase in learner capacity of the preparatory school and space constrains associated with this increase, the upgrading of limited and undersized sporting facilities and a review of the existing boarding house offer which is located in the Main Building above the High School. As a city bowl school, space constraints regarding rearrangement of existing functions on the campus along with major traffic issues where further identified and recommendations were made to guide public space and built form development, land/building use,  landscaping implementation, traffic & parking resolution and heritage  issues.