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The Alexandra Renewal Project

Alexandra, GAU


This is a joint urban regeneration project between government, the private sector, NGOs and community-based organisations situated on the eastern side of Alexandra township. The development targets people in the low end of the housing market and aims to build a sustainable typology, offering single room accommodation with shared ablution facilities, and a common creche and community hall. Spaces between clusters are arranged for urban agriculture and the project provides free hot water via a solar heat exchange system as well as rain water harvested from the roof.