Student Exhibition Showcases Opportunities For The Infamous Unfinished Foreshore Freeways

In October 2012, at the launch of the transport authority – Transport for Cape Town, the City of Cape Town and the University of Cape Town (UCT) signed an agreement of collaboration around the future of the foreshore precinct and the infamous unfinished foreshore freeways.

TCT Commissioner, Melissa Whitehead showing Mayor De Lille one of the displays

TCT Commissioner, Melissa Whitehead showing Mayor De Lille one of the displays

This partnership resulted in students of UCT’s Engineering and Built Environment Faculty working on creative concepts for the future of the unfinished freeways and the future foreshore precinct.

The foreshore is no doubt one of the most significant precincts in the city centre which, if treated correctly, has the potential to unlock enormous opportunities for the entire city.

UCT has curated an exhibition which displays a sample of the work that was done by the students. The exhibition is intended to stimulate thinking, discussions and debate about the future of the foreshore precinct.

The exhibition will be open to the public until 25 April 2014 and the people of Cape Town are urged to visit it and engage with the ideas and proposals and have their say.

Once the exhibition has closed, UCT will hand all of the student work over to Transport for Cape Town for evaluation and adjudication. The work will be carefully considered by a range of professionals from across a number of disciplines who will also take into account the public feedback.

Depending on the outcome of the adjudication process, and further engagement with UCT and the students where possible, a concept for the future of the precinct will germinate. The City expects that detailed specifications will form the basis of either a proposal call to undertake further investigative studies or for further development of a concept.



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