Development of the Culemborg goods yard, Cape Town, South Africa

University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för teknokultur, humaniora och samhällsbyggnad


The aim of this minor field study was to produce a physical plan of the Culemborg goods yard in Cape Town, South Africa, with a distinct alignment towards sustainability for a middle to low income group. With the use of a Kevin Lynch analysis, a block analysis and analysis by Piet Louw the information that had been collected through inventory and study of previous projects of the site was processed. A SWOT-analysis summarized the analyses and from that a few keywords were derived. The keywords, such as pedestrian friendly, dense, integration, mix use, etc., were used as goals in the drafting of the physical plan for the goods yard. Through this a plan proposal was created for the whole area. The authors chose one area each within the plan to explore more deeply. This resulted in two situation plans, one for ‘the activity bridge’ and one for ‘the centre of Culemborg’.

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