U-TT has been building social impact projects in Khayelitsha, which is a partially informal township in Western Cape, South Africa, on the Cape Flats in the City of Cape Town and reputed to be the largest growing township in South Africa. Unofficial estimates of people living in Khayelitsha vary between 750.000 to 2 million, Khayelitsha comprises 38.71 km2 and runs for a number of kilometers along the N1. The proposed site for M'Click Cultural Complex (4 theatres and music school) is optimally located in the center of Khayelitsha Harare Police Station facing the building site. The City of Cape Town's long-term plan is to make this area a major cultural and social hub for the greater community.
The commissioning client MIAGI - Music is a great Investment - a not-for-profit organization based in South Africa that offers a wide range of educational opportunities equipping young South Africans to advance their life prospects. The pat proposed by MIAGI is to offer a platform for intercultural creative dialog, which brings young people, artists and audiences together that would otherwise never meet.
|Client||Robert Brooks Executive Director MIAGI / German Development Bank GIZ|
|Project Lead||Alfredo Brillembourg|
|Collaborators||De Villiers & Hulme, Riverside Consulting|
|Team||Danie De Wet, Emma Sofie Sø, Facundo Arboit, Hleliwe Simango, John Hulme|