WDC 2014 news

Better Living Judges: Call Off the Search!

Agata Karolina (Left) and Ralph Borland

Meet the Better Living Challenge Curatorial Team

The Better Living Challenge announced that Agata Karolina and Ralph Borland have been appointed as the curators of our Showcase taking place in October and November. Agata and Ralph will bring together the narrative of the Showcase, create the artistic framework and set up the vision that will make this a very significant public exhibition.

#WDC008 Pop-up Space

#WDC008 Pop-up Space

In true South African style, the space takes a do-it-yourself approach to design to showcase local creativity.

A weekly round-up of South Africa’s creative community and projects by Between 10and5 includes the #WDC008 Pop-up Space.

City’s ARV Clubs Change Lives

ARV Clubs

ARV clubs are a design innovation changing the lives of thousands of patients and are a designated World Design Capital 2014 project.

Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, has rolled out a number of anti-retroviral (ARV) clubs at treatment facilities across the city.

Extreme ‘World Design Capital’ Makeover for City ECD

Plans for a Centre of Excellence

Transforming an existing Early Childhood Development centre into a state-of-the art Centre of Excellence.

Cpe Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate plans to transform an existing Early Childhood Development centre in Netreg, Bonteheuwel into a state-of-the art Centre of Excellence.

Open Design Festival: Talk 100 Sessions

Open Design Cape Town

Talk 100 Sessions features 2 talks today and tomorrow.

Talk 100 Sessions features 2 talks - today and tomorrow - that are good reasons to attend the Open Design Festival!

18 August, 18:30 – 20:00 – Designing a better world.

Launch of Design Innovation Seed Fund

MEC Winde, Elke & Marais at launch

As part of the official opening of the new Cape Craft Design Institute (CCDI) space, a new Design Innovation Seed Fund (DISF) was launched.

The DISF is supported with seed funding from the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT).

Open Design Festival 13 to 23 August

Open Design Festival

First Universal Design Conference in Africa comes to Cape Town City Hall.

International Universal Design architects and designers Converge on Mother City as part of the 11-day Cape Town Open Design Festival experience at Cape Town’s City Hall, from 13 to 23 August

Dedicated Cruise Liner Terminal

Designs on promoting and consolidating Cape Town's position as a leading tourist destination.

Cape Town fully supports the need for a dedicated cruise liner terminal.
The City of Cape Town commented on media reports on the viability of a dedicated cruise liner terminal at the Cape Town Harbour.

The Better Living Challenge Finalists Announced

Better Living Challenge

The eagerly anticipated shortlist of finalists and exhibitors have been selected to form the Better Living Challenge Showcase in Oct 2014.

The Better Living Challenge Selection Panel has made its choice, and it’s now time to share these green solutions aimed at addressing some of the problems in low cost living.

Cape Town’s Award-winning Gardens Skate Park

Gardens Skate Park - Bruce Sutherland l CoCT

This WDC 2014 project puts Cape Town on the map as a metro that promotes quality, innovative, open public spaces.

The Gardens Skate Park, Officially opened on Saturday 2 August, is the first in the CBD and has transformed a vacant eyesore under the Jutland Avenue Bridge into an exciting recreational space.