Sustainable by design 2050

An initiative of the UIA

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Laingsburg Multi-Purpose Centre

Laingsburg Multi-Purpose Centre

The concept was developed over a series of design meetings. The following had to be considered: The rich fauna and flora environment of the area, the flood of September 1981, the windmill as a symbol of the Karoo, the train and the water scorpion. (Cape Town based palaeontologist John Arnold discovered the track way of a gigantic water scorpion, or eurypterid, in the 260 million year old marine rocks, near Laingsburg. Local mythology soon translated the water scorpion to the "water kriek".) Secondly, we had to incorporate locally trained people in metalwork and electrical skills during the construction process. The two existing shed like buildings were taken apart and recycled. The roofs were extended to become single, mono-pitched roofs ...

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Gugulethu Central Meat Market

Gugulethu Central Meat Market

The Central meat Market site is located in Section 3, Gugulethu, and is surrounded by hostels and informal shelters. The site forms a central gathering point and is an important public space. The site is rectangular and surrounded by roads on all sides. The site is 1 466m2 on ERF no 7746. The executive committee, consisting of one man and six women, played an extremely important role in making the project succeed.

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Vodafone Green Innovation Centre

Vodafone Green Innovation Centre

Ethical responsibility to design and build the Vodafone SSIC by identifying and implementing the least environmentally damaging methods using low embodied carbon materials, highly recyclable products and giving preference to the use of recycled materials thus contributing to a environment that is sustainable for society. Social responsibility by supporting local industries and products ensures a demand for product in addition to the reduced carbon miles associated with transportation. Construction systems used which required high manual labour - provided work opportunities for more than if adopted other building techniques

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Visitors' Centre for Twyfelfontein World Heritage Rock Art Site

Visitors' Centre for Twyfelfontein World Heritage Rock Art Site

The site guides (from the local community) have been formally employed (previously relied on tips from tourists) and trained professionally. This centre rpovides almost the only formal employment in a radius of 100 kilometres, apart from private tourist establishments). 

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Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng

Lebone II College of the Royal Bafokeng

Lebone II College is the manifestation of visionary and responsible leadership, taking today's finite wealth created by mining and investing it in top class education for the community, empowering the Bafokeng community to be self sufficient long after the mineral resources are depleted.  The physical stature of the school facilities embodies and symbolizes the importance of education to the Bafokeng Nation and their plans for the development of future generation. Lebone II provides world class, contextually relevant education, and is also a resource center for the improvement and development of education in 45 other schools with in the Bafokeng region. The school is located in Phokeng, the largest town in the Bafokeng region, the north ...

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