2015/2016 Awards: Final qualifying entries

Kate Otten Architects

Wits Rural Facility Training & Research Center

Klaserie, Limpopo


The Wits Rural Campus is a 350 ha environmentally protected and ecologically sensitive area of indigenous bush bordering the Kruger National Park. Acting as a world class rural knowledge hub, the facility is nestled in between the existing vegetation of the landscape, maximising the use of the site. In spite of their different uses, the buildings are programmatically linked together by a network of covered walkways, which create visual corridors that sporadically open to various courtyards within the bushveld.