Noero Architects designed and oversaw the creation of 8 new classrooms at Wynberg Girls High School, alongside De Villiers & Hulme as the appointed Consulting Engineer Studio, while Abrach Construction carried out the project. The architects added two wings of four classrooms, on either side of the existing courtyard at ground level. For environmental and climatic reasons, the wings were covered with a garden, which offers improved views of the Table Mountain range, and Geoplast Drainroof H2.5 was specified for this purpose.
Geoplast’s solution for roof gardens is manufactured in 100% recycled low-density propylene and presents many advantages, among which ventilation, total protection of the waterproofing and excellent management of water drainage. Drainroof's load capacity (of more than 3000 kg/m) allowed the courtyard to be utilised not only as communal space but also as an outdoor music and theatre performance venue.
Drainroof 's supporting feet perform a structural as well as water storage function, allowing to re-use water for irrigation; for the application of Drainroof H2.5, geotextile is placed between the filling material and the soil. The new courtyard does not only offer improved views of the Table Mountain range but also creates an engaging communal space for students.
Pictures and Renders courtesy of Noero Architects.