The Empower Shack project is directed by Urban-Think Tank and the local NGO Ikhayalami in collaboration with the BT-Section community living in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, and associated local and international partners. The project aims to develop a comprehensive and sustainable informal settlement upgrading through addressing these core components: a two-story housing prototype, participatory spatial planning, ecological landscape management, and integrated livelihoods programming.
There is an ongoing pilot phase is focused on a cluster of 68 houses within the BT-Section of Khayelitsha to be completed in 2017. Read more below:
- The first 4 units at the Empower Shack project completed
- A new design for RDP housing in South Africa?
- Design Indaba 10 x 10 Housing Project: Create a better future by design #WDC2014
Article originally published by Future Cape Town.
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