Solving pressing issues locally

06 August 2014

ECODESIGN, an ecologically-minded architectural practice, recently completed a revitalization project for a heritage site in Mamre near Cape Town. They not only used local materials, but also involved and empowered the community by providing public participation forums and running a series of training programmes.

By building in this sustainable way, ECODESIGN managed to address two of the most pressing issues of South Africa: unemployment and environmental pollution.

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