ARG Design, Anna Cowen Architects, Vernon Collis & Associates


Cape Flats, Cape Town


The design and construction of an Environmental Education Centre for Tsoga in Samora Machel, a marginalised apartheid township on the Cape Flats, was conceived to address degraded apartheid township conditions through engaging with environmental issues experienced by residents. The building, which uses a significant proportion of re-cycled material, was designed to support the activities of two hundred participants already involved in urban food gardens, environmental education and recycling.