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Co-designing the future of Trafalgar Park with Square One Landscape Architects | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

Mark Saint Pôl of Square One Landscape Architects explains how Trafalgar Park, the 3 hectare park located between Woodstock and District 6, presented “a unique opportunity to create a unifying civic space in a physically and financially divided community”.

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Plan and vision for Trafalgar Park in Woodstock

Image credits : Square 1 Landscape Architects

Trafalgar Park is a substantial park with a rich cultural and archaeological heritage.With the help of the communities of Woodstock and District Six, an Integrated Management Framework (IMF) for Trafalgar Park has been developed which will help to drive the vision for the beautification, landscaping and heritage upgrades of […]

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The future of Salt River: architecture students investigate research platforms for emerging technologies| FUTURE CAPE TOWN

The third year students of the school of architecture at the University of Cape Town spent 2015 envisioning the future of Salt River. Here are some of their findings and design proposals.

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Archive : The R80 billion plan to sink Cape Town’s rail lines | FUTURE CAPE TOWN

This is the vision for a section of the Cape Town CBD for the year 2030 by Makeka Design Lab. The idea is the brain child of Mokena Makeka, the Principal and Creative Director of Makeka Design Lab.

In 2011, a R80 billion regeneration project for the Cape Town Station precinct and more than 50 hectares […]

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | The future of Woodstock: A review of the Change by Design workshop

Claire du Trevou reports from the ‘Change by design’ workshop hosted by Architects Sans Frontiers UK and Development Action Group (DAG), which put the regeneration of Woodstock under the microscope.

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FUTURE CAPE TOWN | Voices of the City: Nils Hansen

This week’s Voice of the City is Woodstock resident and local business-owner, Nils Hansen. Hansen founded the neighbourhood bike shop, Woodstock Cycleworks.

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Local artist Grant Jurius leads community initiative showcasing street art in Woodstock

Since 2011, the street art scene in the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock has witnessed a major renaissance.

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Main Road Chronicles: What’s in a street?

Main Road Chronicles is an ongoing street photography project by Guy Neveling and Paul Cocks. Sometimes walking together but mostly hitting the road on their own, Guy and Paul shoot with Main Road, Cape Town as their subject, give or take a few roads running parallel.

An artists impression of the redeveloped gran silo at the Old Biscuit Mill.

City Development Update: Old Biscuit Mill Silo Redevelopment

We keep an eye on the redevelopment of the Old Biscuit Mill Silo that should be completed by the start of 2013. Creative Cape Town Academy will occupy five floors with the top panoramic floor open for a new restaurant.

An artists impression of the redeveloped gran silo at the Old Biscuit Mill.

Future Smart Reads 22 July, 2012

Future Smart Reads, a weekly installment of articles that have grabbed our attention, from cities across the world. This week includes Cape Town’s Silo redevelopment and many Olympics related reads.