AZA16 Student Masterclass - Student Housing

Addresse1 Jan Smuts Avenue
AtWits - University of the Witwatersrand
CountySouth Africa @ (ZA)
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1 Jan Smuts Avenue
Wits - University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa @ (ZA)
Tel 2016-08-28
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Read more: CPD: 3.0 Cat 1 One of the key issues emerging from the #feesmustfall campaign is the vast shortage of appropriate and affordable housing for university students. There is an estimated shortfall of up to half a million beds nationally (BDlive, Feb 26 2015). Universities find existing residence models impossible to economically reproduce and private sector housing of quality is often full. The lack of vision for this element of the extended campus brings huge risks to the effectiveness and security of the university. While developers use architects, they seldom allow for innovation in the process of designing social housing. With low returns, the mandate of the architect and hence the time for innovation in design, site selection and construction is totally constrained.

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