First year architecture students recently showcased chicken coops designed and built by the student teams for the Green Camp gallery project.
Green Camp is an organic urban lifestyle and design hub in Durban. The once derelict and abandoned area was transformed by artist Mr Xolani Hlongwa and is now functioning as an art gallery, organic vegetable garden and apparel shop with live installations of urbanity. Live music, poetry readings and backyard cinema screenings have been hosted at the venue.
Architecture lecturer, Ms Bridget Horner explained that the chicken coop project is part of a relationship they started last year with the Green Camp gallery in Umbilo road. ‘When visiting we noticed hens and chicks but no purpose designed coop and thought making one of these as a first year architecture project would be fun, meaningful and purposeful.