A GUIDED TOUR OF D-SCHOOL: AFRIKA’S STATE-OF-THE-ART BUILDING
Ettienne Mostert, business and partnership development manager; Wanda Majikijela, facilities and building manager
Monday 22 January 5.00 pm FREE but booking essential Thursday 25 January 1.00 pm FREE but booking essential Maximum number of participants 25 (per tour)
MEETING POINT In the quad in front of the Centre for Extra-Mural Studies office fifteen minutes before each tour
Join us for an enlightening one-hour tour of the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking (d-school Afrika) at the University of Cape Town. Immerse yourself in the world of design thinking and witness how it comes to life in our state-of-the-art building.
Our innovative building serves as a dynamic hub for co-creation and collaboration, bringing together students and staff from diverse disciplines to explore new frontiers of innovation in the African context. Discover the unique teaching and learning spaces that empower students to create their own classrooms, promoting flexibility and interactivity. Moreover, explore the sustainability innovations that have led to its prestigious six-star green building accreditation, making it a trailblazer in environmentally conscious design.
TO BOOK Monday 22 January: https://www.webtickets.co.za/performance.aspx?itemid=1534377493
TO BOOK Thursday 25 January: https://www.webtickets.co.za/performance.aspx?itemid=1534377587
Ettienne is the Business and Partnership Development Manager at the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town. With expertise in design thinking, creative leadership, learning solutions, and business development, he collaborates with university departments to enhance creative teaching through design thinking. Ettienne also advises large companies on enhancing innovation through design thinking. As a Design Thinking coach since 2016, Ettienne thrives in diverse environments, embracing creativity and diverse perspectives as the solutions to complex challenges
Wanda Majikijela currently serves as the Building and Facilities Manager at the Hasso Plattner design school Afrika at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His primary responsibility is to implement and manage an integrated facilities management solution for the d-school. His specific areas of focus are energy conservation, water efficiency, and reducing waste that goes to landfills. Having previously managed traditional facilities, he finds that managing a green building presents unique challenges but is also highly rewarding when they are optimized for efficiency.