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Project Description


In 2002, the firm completed the new coffee bar, “The Terrace”, as well as the Reservoir Art Gallery at Oliewenhuis. This underground gallery was nominated as one of the 12 best green buildings in South Africa by SAIA and VISI in 2007.


This firm was the architects for the new Woodland Hills Wildlife Estate in Bloemfontein,with the public buildings being designed by the firm: Gatehouse (2004), Community Centre (2008), Retirement village and frail care, as well as numerous signature houses. Marieke served as chairperson on the Aesthetics Committee from 2004 to 2008.


This firm did a number of security-type buildings incorporating the Five-star requirements for prisons. It also includes a Secure Care Facility (holding facility for children awaiting trial), a Youth Justice Centre (24-hour processing centre for children being arrested), a Parole Board Facility at Grootvlei Prison, a new administration block for Fauresmith Prison and Offices for Domestic Violence as an addition t o the existing Rouxville Magistrate’s Court.


Repair and renovation projects as well as changes and additions have been undertaken for various heritage buildings. The National Museum in Bloemfontein (2008) is one of these well-known heritage buildings. Others include Glen Agricultural College (2005), Soutpan SAPS (2009), and Rouxville Magistrate’s Court (2013).