Located just behind the amphitheatre of the Guga S’thebe Cultural Centre in Langa, the Guga S’thebe children’s theatre is being built and shaped by by architectural students and local participants. With completion set for October 2014, the theatre is a collective effort between the Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Cape Town, the architectural faculties of RWTH Aachen (DE), PBSA Düsseldorf (DE) Georgia Tech Atlanta (US), the support of UCT (SA) and the local community.
According to the project website, a multifunctional space for the numerous dance-, music- and theatre performances is urgently needed in Langa.
The theatre will house a combination of singular rooms for playing music in small groups and a big multipurpose space that can host performances and concerts, which will widen the possibilities for children and young adults and stimulate sustainable development.
Due to Cape Town’s designation of World Design Capital in 2014, the process of building with international students, local artists and the community of Langa have become part of the event. The aim is to create a innovative building by participation, social integration and the implementation of recycled materials.
Editor of Future Cape Town, Rashiq Fataar chatted with Nora Müller.
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