Architecture

Iain Low
Lesotho Work

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OH ARCHITECTURE presents OH15 – Iain Low Lesotho Work.

Graduating from the University of Cape Town in 1979, Iain Low proceeded to Lesotho where he worked with Design Group Lesotho, a firm affiliated with the Building Design Group from Durban, and later with the Training for Self Reliance Project.

Over a period of 5 years, from 1982-1987, Professor Iain Low, architect and academic, implemented an integrated program to upgrade education and schools: the Training for Self Reliance Project [TSRP], that he designed and co-ordinated. Funded with an IDA loan from the World Bank for least developed countries, he worked on the 3rd and 4th phases of a project to design interventions at about 200 - 300 schools throughout Lesotho, thereby contributing enormously to the shortfall of education facilities in the country. A system was evolved that would not only meet the demands of this massive service delivery project, but would also ensure local economic development and the continued growth and implementation of the project long after the designers of the system have moved on.

On a visit to the projects with Iain Low in early January of 2013, we found that the system has indeed endured and continues to be successfully implemented throughout the country through the Ministry of Education in Lesotho as well as being locally ‘interpreted’ by others around the Kingdom.

View a short video clip of our visit with Iain Low

09h00

Registration & coffee: (Lancers Inn – off Kingsway)

Maseru

09h30

Transport departs from Lancer's Inn

Maseru

10h00

Lesotho Evangelical Church (intro and overview)

Qoaling

11h30

Matsieng Primary School

Matsieng Royal Village

12h15

Morija Printing Works + Lunch at Morija Museum

Morija

14h30

Khubetsoana Primary school

Maseru

15h30

Maseru High School

Maseru


organization

Open House Architecture cc

Ilze Wolff
Lauren Oliver

entry fee

Professionals under 26/students:

R350

Professionals:

R650

Lunch and transportation within Maseru is included


disclaimers

Buildings and Schedule are subject to changes.
Final times to be announced.
Bookings are limited.
Transportation to Lesotho not included.
Accommodation not included
No refunds on cancellations 3 days prior to the tour.
OH visitors participate at their own risk.

CPD

The Cape Institute for Architecture has assessed and validated this Category 1 CPD activity.
This activity carries 2 CPD credits.

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