Kai Haa Mullai - “It is the natural landscape that defines the edges of the city of Cape Town, giving it its unique identity. In a place with such a monumental natural landscape (mountain and sea), it is expected that the manner and form in which the city develops would be greatly influenced by this, making it unique and different to cities that have developed without such a strong natural framework. However, this is not the case. The built form and infrastructure of the city has developed according to an imposed European city grid, restricting its natural formation and diluting its distinctive character.
Should the built form and landscape not merge seamlessly from one to the other where the boundaries disintegrate completely, becoming an integrated unity?
My group was selected to represent The University of Cape Town and was ultimately placed as second runner up at the Architectural Student Congress 2010.