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gregory alexander


weathering and memory: regenerating kalk bay harbour

This dissertation proposes a complete urban regeneration of a small scale fishing harbour in Kalk Bay, located on the False Bay coast of Cape Town, South Africa. The project utilises participatory methods of community engagement to extract the necessary information to guide the proposed programme for the intervention.

The architectural inquiry looks into how the theoretical ideas of weathering and memory in architecture can be implemented into the design to form a poetic response to both climate,topography and history.

The design culminates in a series of timber and stone buildings that a form dialogue with the topography of the ocean, street and mountain enabling the public life of the harbour to flourish while permitting new economic, educational and social opportunities for local fishing community and surrounding communities.

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