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Greenpop volunteer accommodation 2015

Greenpop Volunteers Accommodation, Cape Town

(October 2014—March 2015)

Greenpop is an NGO that plant trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, spread environmental awareness, and activate people through green festivals and workshops across Southern Africa.

The bulk of their volunteers come from all over the world and this project was to convert their original offices into volunteer accommodation. The location is the top floor of a 50’s industrial building on the edge of Cape Towns CBD.

Brief:

The NGO grew from just a couple of friends into a growing organisation and the existing facilities were a makeshift home office, with random found & donated furniture etc. The brief was to turn the existing two rooms, in an otherwise open plan space, into shared hostel type bedrooms. Further to add a bathroom, a new formal kitchen with dining area and a lounge, for the growing number of volunteers. The intent was to create a unified design identity and a bright, friendly & comfortable ‘home from home’ for the volunteers, during their 6 week to 3 month Cape Town stays.

Design:

The budget was tight and nice furniture pieces were reused. The kitchen, the most expensive ‘item’ of the build, was built using standard ‘flat pack’ type carcasses, doors & open shelving, combined with inexpensive hand made counters & contemporary tiles, to create a modern, user friendly space with a ‘designed for purpose’ appearance. Existing glazed office walls were covered in funky ‘film art’ to create privacy and new ceilings & lighting were introduced to give the spaces a less industrial & more homely feel.

The position of the ‘bedrooms’ was existing. The bathroom & kitchen were placed to ensure we could tap into the existing water supply & drainage, and the dining area & lounge were designed to fit into the remaining space. Materials used were a combination of inexpensive, locally produced & environmentally friendly.

The general idea was to achieve the brief with a minimal building intervention, to reuse & recycle as much as we could, in order to keep the environmental footprint as small as possible.

Hope you like it!

  • open plan kitchen dining Modern living room by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    open plan kitchen dining

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] ​Greenpop volunteer accommodation: A stylish home away from home
  • open plan kitchen dining Modern living room by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    open plan kitchen dining

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] ​Greenpop volunteer accommodation: A stylish home away from home
  • architectural plan Modern kitchen by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    architectural plan

  • open plan kitchen dining Modern kitchen by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    open plan kitchen dining

  • open plan kitchen dining Modern kitchen by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    open plan kitchen dining

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  • kitchen elevation drawings Modern kitchen by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    kitchen elevation drawings

  • open plan kitchen dining Modern kitchen by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    open plan kitchen dining

  • open plan kitchen dining Modern dining room by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    open plan kitchen dining

  • open plan kitchen dining Modern kitchen by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    open plan kitchen dining

  • kitchen elevation drawings Modern kitchen by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    kitchen elevation drawings

  • lounge Modern living room by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    lounge

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] ​Greenpop volunteer accommodation: A stylish home away from home
  • lounge view Modern living room by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    lounge view

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] ​Greenpop volunteer accommodation: A stylish home away from home
  • lounge Modern living room by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    lounge

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] ​Greenpop volunteer accommodation: A stylish home away from home
  • volunteer bedrooms Modern style bedroom by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    volunteer bedrooms

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  • volunteer bedrooms Modern style bedroom by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    volunteer bedrooms

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] ​Greenpop volunteer accommodation: A stylish home away from home
  • bathroom Modern bathroom by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    bathroom

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] ​Greenpop volunteer accommodation: A stylish home away from home
  • existing building exterior Modern houses by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    existing building exterior

  • existing building exterior Modern houses by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    existing building exterior

  • photo of the space before we started Modern Corridor, Hallway and Staircase by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    photo of the space before we started

  • photo of the space before we started Modern kitchen by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    photo of the space before we started

    Editors’ Ideabooks with this photo
    Ideabooks: 1
    ["ZA"] [Published] ​Greenpop volunteer accommodation: A stylish home away from home
  • photo of the space before we started by Till Manecke:Architect Modern

    photo of the space before we started

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