ILIMA Vegetable Garden 2018

The Ilima Learning Centre caters to the community of Lanseria and the workers

of Stature Steel Company to empower and develop skills. This facility houses a school, creche and skills development workshops for adults in the community, primarily women.


The goal is to create a conceptual design of a garden based on the landscape at Ilima. With the intention of empowering women and developing the skills of the children to expose them to a better future.

The garden will be used for the women as their everyday farming space, a space for them to grow crops to sell, hence also developing the women’s skills.


The final concept is the creation of a natural glasshouse for the vegetables by using creeper plants to cover a steel dome which covers the vegetable garden. This aims to enhance the growth and health of the vegetables.