Vissershok Container Classroom

TSAI Design Studio

Classroom and library solution for schools.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Vissershok Container Classroom is a combined classroom and library solution designed for a rural school in Cape Town, South Africa. The project was designed to host a class of up to 25 children between ages five and six and a small library that serves the entire Vissershok Primary School. The solution was designed by TSAI Design Studio which is based in Cape Town and has been recognized with the Silver Medal at the 34th Lorie Awards in the architecture category in 2013.

The solution responded to the need of providing covered spaces with a reduced budget.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

South Africa

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

This product has been implemented by TSAI Design Studio and and was co-sponsored by Woolworths, Safmarine and AfriSam.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

∼17,000 USD

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SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 1: No poverty

Goal 4: Quality education

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Students and teachers in rural areas

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