BUXTON DINING HALL EXTENSION
BUXTON DINING HALL - CONCEPT
The King Edward VII School Buxton Dining hall is located at King Edward VII School in Upper Houghton, Johannesburg. The project was a shared dining hall and kitchen area for the existing boarding houses on campus.
The brief to StudioJoy+Architects was to propose a scheme to accommodate all the residents in the Buxton, Gordon and School boarding houses at meal times, as well as to design a large kitchen for the catering staff.
From the outset, the project of the dining hall was envisaged as a prominent feature with several windows allowing for visual access as well as multiple doors leading into a large open plan space with bright colours to create visual interest. On either side of the building there are open spaces creating a strong linear connection drawing pupils from one open space to the other. The materials envisioned would be concrete, dark brick with white mortared jointing and aluminum to fit with the current design of the existing boarding house.
The kitchen was designed with ease of movement and productivity in mind; creating a comfortable working environment for the staff. A clean white space, stainless steel surfaces and bursts of red were used in the accents to bring in the King Edward VII School colours.