UPcycle commUNITY campaign converts the waste of the Dandora dumpsite into the community wealth: the waste is upcycled into bricks for pedestrian-friendly streets in Nairobi. Part of the Model Street project, bringing Making Cities Together, Dandora Transformation League and UN-Habitat together, it upgrades a previously grimy street in Dandora estate | Read More
During 2011, we joined the design team of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, a 200 bed specialist paediatric and academic tertiary referral hospital. This hospital envisioned by Nelson Mandela, relied solely on donor funding raised by the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Construction was completed in May 2016 and the interior | Read More
Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure is contributing to the deaths of millions of people and overlooking a great opportunity to contribute to the fight against climate change, a new UN Environment report says today. In Global Outlook on Walking and Cycling [PDF], UN Environment calls on | Read More
April is World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2016) and is a month long celebration of Landscape Architecture across the world through social media (twitter, instagram, facebook and more) by taking photos of landscape architecture with the “This is Landscape Architecture” card and adding the hashtag #WLAM2016. Find out more about what | Read More
UN-Habitat is launching a competition to promote collaboration between Kenya’s students and their peers elsewhere and to promote the importance of urban design. The competition is being organized in collaboration with Kenya’s Urban Development Department (UDD) and the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development. It is part of UN-Habitat’s | Read More
The client brief called for three principal focuses: the creation of employment opportunities, capacity building or skills development, and maximising the socio and economic impact of the project at the local level. Budgetary and resource limitations coupled with intense local politics resulted in a very challenging environment for design and | Read More
Lehae Park is situated to the south of Johannesburg in the context of a new government-housing scheme. At the time of commissioning of the design, less than half of the residential units were constructed but the first members of the community had been moved into the area.
The VPUU (Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading) an urban renewal project of a network of play courts , school play grounds, commercial squares and pedestrian linkages, in Harare Khyalitsha. Developed as a response to the communities expressed desire for safer streets and routes to and from, schools, the | Read More
The setting for this project is a 110 hectare sub-division of a wine farm in the Cape Winelands between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, consisting of existing vineyards and some indigenous natural areas largely infested with alien invader species. Small wine farms are generally commercially unsustainable and to this end the | Read More
Dube Square is a unique example of landscape architecture – boldly bringing together the design of public space, the design of an iconic outdoor structure and the design sculptural, water and visual elements to create a memorable outdoor space.