Concrete Competition

  • Project Year:
    2008
  • Location:
    Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
  • Study Year:
    2nd Year Bachelors
  • Skills Needed:
    Sketches, SketchUp, Vray
  • Info:
    Project aim is to make use of interventions providing insights into solutions for real world challenges within the theme of sustainable design, using Portland Cement as a main construction material. Design Process: Re-thinking the way cement is used as a building material in South Africa. If cost of construction can be reduced in housing projects more money can be put back into community projects as well as creating richer urban environments around the housing projects. Concrete Canvas Shelters is a technology used by the British Military as protective shelters on the frontline. Concrete Canvas Shelters are inflatable structures that can be deployed within 2 hours and set in 24 hours. Using this technology for low cost housing allows for faster and more efficient construction of housing, and reduces cost thereof, enabling more funds for improving the urban infrastructure.
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