General infrastructure,

completed

2021

General infrastructure,

completed

2021

South African Astronomical Observatory Public Toilet

The SAAO (South African Astronomical Observatory) in Cape Town gained National Heritage status in 2018, prompting a renewed focus on preserving its rich cultural, natural, and built landscape.

The brief of transforming a Victorian-era pumphouse into a Visitor's center for the SAAO presented an opportunity to uncover and showcase the site's layered meanings. Beyond the building itself a newly introduced Laterite pathway guides visitors from the visitor’s center to the rest of the site. A restored derelict bathroom block along the path celebrates its status as a formed ruin. The bathroom block was renovated by addition of a brick detail and new roof.