THE EARLY UCT GROOTE SCHUUR R H CAMPUS: ARCHITECTS AND ARCHITECTURE
Lecture followed by free excursion
Geoff de Wet, architect
Monday 22 January 9.15–10.45 am COURSE FEES R110; Staff and students R55
This lecture tells the story of the initial development of the UCT Groote Schuur campus, from inception to the completion of the original core buildings (1916–1933). It provides context and background as to how the campus design was developed and adapted, the significant personalities and the architects involved in the design: Sir Edwin Lutyens, Joseph Solomon and Percy Walgate – their backgrounds, their contributions to the design, and their legacies.
Immediately after the lecture, we will walk from the Summer House on the Middle Campus up to the centreline of the Upper Campus to the Sarah Baartman Hall, viewing and discussing the original buildings on either side. The tour will be approximately 30 minutes long.