November 01, 2013
5 World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 projects
As you may already know, Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for 2014. Here are 5 of the recognised projects that aim to improve our city. These projects will provide designers with the opportunity to gain recognition within the international design community.
1. ‘I am green’
This is an office development that focuses on the wellbeing of its occupants through innovations such as displaced ventilation to eliminate sick building syndrome and a rooftop garden propagated using indigenous plants.
2. 1000 Drawings
Doodle for a difference is a community-led, non-profit project. Anyone who has a talent for sketching is invited to submit artwork for a good cause. The message the project aims to convey is that regardless of age, gender, race and class, we are united by our inherent creativity.
3. Designing Destiny
The Cape Town Month of Photography 2014 will focus on the significance of design in shaping our future. This initiative will include a number of interactive events including gallery openings, workshops, masterclasses, a seminar, installations and talk-abouts. The Month of Photography is set to take place from the 31 July until the 5 September 2014.
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5. Architecture ZA: Live Design, Transform Life
This is a workshop that invites leading intellectuals, built environment designers and stakeholders to share their insights and experiences from their cities. The experts will include architects and specifiers, interior designers, engineers, quantity surveyors, policy makers, property executives, contractors and subcontractors. There will also be a Design Exhibition where leading regional institutes of architecture will display the work of their members shortlisted for awards of merit.