Gallery: The Vissershok School is a Colorful Shipping Container Classro...

This beautiful recycled shipping container by Tsai Design Studio in South Africa was crafted for underprivileged children living just outside of Cape Town - the 2014 design capital of the world. At just 12 square meters, the colorful classroom provides learning space for 25 5-6 year olds in Grade R, and it turns into a library for the entire Vissershok primary school in the afternoons. Equipped with a stepped gathering area and a fun jungle gym, the school is also growing a vertical garden that enhances the air quality and provides shelter from prevailing southeasterly winds.

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  1. sayerdiz March 20, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Beautiful concept

  2. jlb4children March 16, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    As I have always, said let’s keep looking to our youth for answers to all of our futures. I am an educator and would welcome the opportunity to come teach at the Vissershok School. I look forward to hearing from you about making my offer into a reality.
    Very best,

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