All posts by Andres de Wet

About Andres de Wet

Passionate about all things urban, political and developmental. Have championed numerous projects, including the proposed Breede Valley Partnership, managed the local chamber of commerce and general contributor to local tourism associations. Been intricately involved in rural empowerment and agricultural sustainability through FairTrade. Worked in the USA as a lead architectural designer from 2006-2008. Although currently self-employed, maintain a keen interest in the public realm and the Cape’s march towards excellence.

Undermining 22nd Century Heritage Today

Some of the most maligned structures have become the loved architectural icons in their host cities. The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco and the Eiffel Tower in Paris are such examples. Even New York’s Guggenheim Museum was initially described as a toilet bowl. Perhaps it is time conservative Capetonians loathed something daring and visionary.