PLAYscapes Competition Professional WINNER


Gardens is a residential neighbourhood of Cape Town situated south of the Central Business District and at the foot of Table Mountain. The Vacant Area below the Jutland Avenue Bridge has been an eyesore and problem for quite a few years now. An initiative to transform this vacant public space into something that will benefit the community and solve some of the issues has been undertaken and that resulted in the current project. The hope is that this project will set precedent for the use of many of the vacant spaces below City of Cape Town Bridges and off-ramps. It is hoped that Cape Town Gardens Skatepark will be a flagship project which will stimulate the proliferation of similar initiatives across the metropolitan region and cities in South Africa. The project is intelligent in its re-use of space transforming an under used and blighted underpass into a community led skate park.

 

The project team comprises of:

City of Cape Town: Project Manager - Gerrit Strydom (Landscape Architect), Lwandile Gcume (Contract Manager) and Aline Cremon

C2C Consulting Engineers – Errol van Amsterdam & Marvin Fester (Civil Engineer)

Spyda Ramps - Clive Crofton (Skate Park Designer)

Gerrit Strydom, Winning team entrant said, “For the project to be selected as the winning submission, not only serves to internationally recognise the merit of the project in itself, but stands testament to the importance and value of the broader dialogue about the abundant opportunities for activating difficult public spaces for the benefit of diverse set of users. By elevating the status and awareness of the project the award will stimulate the proliferation of similar initiatives across the metropolitan region and cities in South Africa. 

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