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Newest, 'greenest' building on the SU campus

Stellenbosch University’s new Information Technology building is the greenest building on campus.

This building designed by Dekker & Papendorf Architects embraces energy efficiency and renewable energy; good indoor environmental quality; and further innovation.


Fresh insights at Innovation Conference

A feature of the conference was the participation of persons from several layers of the community – civil societies; local, provincial and national government; business leaders and academics. Despite differences in approaches, there also were ample indications that cooperation across barriers is possible. An important aspect of innovation, amongst others, is that more established opposing factions may shift attitudes due to fresh insights, thereby creating new possibilities for cooperation and growth.


Upgrading and Reblocking - Exercises in hope

Supplying houses in South Africa is not only hampered by inadequate resources, but also by rigid systems supported by obsolete ways of thinking and doing.  Meanwhile, there is progress with smart ways to improve informal settlements and replanning them inclusively. Read more about the experiences of architects Julian Cooke and Olwethu Jack.


The Adam Tas Corridor

This is a bold, groundbreaking urban change project along a development corridor in Stellenbosch that looks to build a better urban society for all. It looks to develop this corridor as an ‘urban laboratory’ – a place for testing new ideas, tools and tactics across the broadest spectrum of social, economic, cultural and physical change and turning this learning into action.


Protected Area Management Plan for Boland Mountain Complex

Part of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas
World Heritage Site
Western Cape, South Africa

Protected Area Management Plan
2019 – 2029