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ukuqala 3

October 2012 - March 2013
Skills: Teaching, Self-Build, Construction Site Management, Project Supervision and Control
Budget: 80.000 €
in collaboration with: Alicia Ruiz Caballero, Véronique Pavelec, Hannes Schmidt, Heiner Wolfsberger, Victoria von Gaudecker, Institut für öffentliche Bauten und Entwerfen (Prof. Arno Lederer), Village of Hope
Video: building progress

This is the third and last ukuqala-project , a students design/build programme at University of Stuttgart, which was initiated by Leslie in 2010. The students designed and remodeled a children’s house of the NGO‚Village of Hope’, which takes care of children infected and affected by HIV, drugs and alcohol. They renovated the existing house to fulfill new standards and added an additional building with 4 sleeping rooms to increase the capacity of children in need by 16. The new building was made with a strawbale/timber construction.
In addition to the children’s house, the students also built 3 sanitary pavillions for the NGO. The facade is made out of donated, used printing plates.
The students donated their work and took part in the NGO’s social work e.g. weekly football games, serving donated food to the poorest of the township or teaching life skills to the kids.

participating students: Franziska Bilger, Lena Engelfried, Kristina Egbers, Andreas Greiner, Christian Horbach, Hannes Kalau vom Hofe, Anouk Obermann, Julia Mahler, Dirk Remmert, Marlene Probst, Janina Ruck, Nicolas Riek, Valentin Tomas, Jonathan Schwanitz, Christian Schwär, Christa Szabo, Nghi Tran, Britta Weißinger, Sarah Yaparsidi, Clemens Zembrot

Picture Credit: Kristina Egbers, Oliver Teiml, Véronique Pavelec