Limpopo Youth Hostel - Thuto Centre, Bela Bela, South Africa. Architect: Local Studio, 2019.
|:||Night time exterior view looking into the communal space library of the North Block with the South Block beyond. Limpopo Youth Hostel - Thuto Centre, Bela Bela, South Africa. Architect: Local Studio, 2019.|
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|:||Limpopo Youth Hostel - Thuto Centre|
|:||Limpopo Youth Hostel - Thuto Centre, Bela Bela, South Africa. Architect: Local Studio, 2019.|
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|:||This project was commissioned by a global Non-Profit Organization focussed on advocacy training for youth. The brief was to build two new hostel blocks housing 120 beds with communal spaces and to extend the old function hall to cater to the additional people. The two hostel buildings are made up of 14 pods of eight students each. Each hostel building has a communal space at ground floor, one being a library and the other an art centre. The roofs of the building are a rolling series of mono-pitches, which are designed to mimic and blend into the hills surrounding the site|
|:||Limpopo Youth Hostel - Thuto Centre; architecture; Cultural Institution; Africa; South Africa; Bela Bela; 2019; 21st Century; Local Studio; Nobody; Copy space; view through; night; exterior; Polokwane; hostel centre; training centre; compound; exterior facade; new structure; simplicity; timber structure; semi-desert; timber cladding; timber slat; lit interior; glow; darkness; oblique view; communal hall|