HASSO PLATTNER

SCHOOL OF DESIGN THINKING

ABOUT this project

Since its inception in 2015, the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking (d-school) has been temporarily located at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (UCT GSB) V&A Waterfront campus. But now a new building for Africa’s first school dedicated to design thinking is officially under construction on UCT’s middle campus, with the team having broken ground earlier this month. The Hasso Plattner Foundation is funding the new building, which will play a strategic role as part of UCT’s Vision 2030 “This provides the impetus for the d-school to grow continuously to become the African centre of excellence in design-led thinking. It aligns with UCT’s Vision 2030 to position itself as a global university in Africa, focused on unleashing human potential for a fair and just future,” according to the foundation. The donation to UCT is a commitment to ensure that design thinking reaches the university’s 29 000 students and enhances their educational experience. “The physical growth of the d-school will help to further develop and deliver sought-after, uniquely African programmes empowering people in the mindset of design-led thinking to enable the creation of impactful human-centred solutions in an ever-changing world.”

Project Type:

Education

Project Start:

2019

Project Complete:

2021

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U.C.T.

CLIENT

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FLUID PROJECTS

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KMH

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RLB PENTAD

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WELBY SOLOMON

STRUCTURAL AND CIVIL ENGINEER

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IFINDO CONSULTING

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MECHANICAL & WET SERVICES ENGINEERS

WSP

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DE VILLIERS & MOORE

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TARNA KLITZNER

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

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GREEN STAR CONSULTANTS

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SRL

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H&I

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PROJECT

BOARDS.org