AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Below Bordeaux : hidden histories in Sea Point

by A Malan

Institution: University of Cape Town
Degree: M.Arch.
Year: 0
Keywords: Architecture
Record ID: 1466537
Full text PDF: http://uctscholar.uct.ac.za/PDF/172925_Malan_A.pdf


With a history of exclusion or marginalization, this significant site does not represent the country's most public moments. But, in its intimacy, has fostered a breed of diverse practices which could only have grown outside of the public eye. And now these (once) inconsistencies are blooming into the rich and multifaceted identity that we are so often proud of. The project seeks to embrace this diversity and welcome those, previously excluded or marginalized into the public realm. The richness hidden in this site is coaxed out through rigorous investigation and creative exploration, while simultaneously, the beginning of the next chapter is written in. Passages that follow present site investigations, historical record and proposed design unfolding concurrently.