World Design Capital 2014 Projects - Department of Transport and Public Works
The title of World Design Capital is aimed at promoting and celebrating cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic life.
Mitchells Plain Hospital
Mitchells Plain Hospital is located in a high value conservation area, surrounded by five hectares of Cape fauna and flora. The Department of Transport and Public Works constructed the hospital using environmentally friendly and sustainable materials and the building is orientated to maximise site views and natural sunlight.
Mitchells Plain Hospital was recognised at the 2014 South African Landscapers Institute (SALI) awards.
View images of the hospital's landscape.
Khayelitsha Hospital received a Level 3 accreditation in terms of carbon footprint with considerable emphasis placed on conserving energy.
Energy-saving initiatives include water recycling and the extensive use of passive systems to assist with internal climatic control. Low maintenance materials were used taking the maintenance regime of the building into consideration.
New Grassy Park Clinic
The building is designed in such a way that natural ventilation is maximised. The main waiting area is centrally located between two landscaped courtyards. The waiting area has a high, floating roof supported on steel tree-like columns, which echo the trees of the landscaped courtyards and the trees that were planted on the street to provide shade.
Du Noon Community Health Centre
The project is to be completed early in 2014, and will contribute greatly to bridging the divide between communities by providing a much needed public health centre for the poor.
Delft Symphony Way Community Day Centre
This clinic allows the residents of the low-income neighbouring areas with RDP housing to feel safe and welcome. The architects designed the building’s interior in such a way that it will ease the long waiting hours.
Two Rivers Urban Park Regeneration
The Two Rivers Urban Park forms part of the Cape Town Central City Regeneration Programme (CTCCRP). It can be found where the Black and Liesbeek Rivers meet 8 km from the Central City. The location is perfect to create a park that fulfils human and ecological needs.
Provincial Head Office Precinct: Urban Regeneration
The Face of the Province's main objectives is to accentuate the entrances and upgrade the foyers in the precinct surrounding the provincial government's head office, enhance visitor and pedestrian experience when dealing with government.
New precincts are being proposed for Valkenberg Hospital which is currently spread across the M5. The revitalisation of the hospital will be based on a new operational narrative.
Exhibition of Departmental Works
An exhibition of major project work by the Department of Transport and Public Works will take place in 2014 in the public foyer of the Provincial Parliament.
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