African Leadership Academy
Client: Redux Client
Developer: Alchemy Properties & Casarredo Collezione
Project Director: Claire D'Adorante
Project Leader: Redux
Project Team: Redux
Completion Year: 2018
Gross Area: 1000
Lettable Area: 600
Construction of the new Learning Commons for the African Leadership Academy was already underway when we were appointed to assist with the interior design of the space. This refurbishment of a 3,800sqm existing industrial building consists of various learning spaces including classrooms, reading rooms, a library and a build lab.
The African Leadership Academy is a non-profit organisation based in Honeydew, Johannesburg. Their aspiration is to shape Africa’s future by identifying, developing, and connecting Africa’s future leaders. Each year the Academy brings 260 students between the ages of 16 and 19 from over forty African countries to their campus for an intensive program which includes leadership learning training. This unique school required a Learning Commons unlike any other, a transformative space for teaching. A very unique school requires a learning commons unlike any other, a transformative space for teaching. The interior aims to enhance learning opportunities for students, from interactive classrooms that encourage participation to quiet spaces that students can break away and focus.