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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Boardman, Henry Martin
Email hmboardman@gmail.com
URN etd-12012011-172802
Document Title IBTSCoCT - a regenerative prototype for the reintroduction of hydrology in the City of Cape Town
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr A Barker Committee Chair
Keywords
  • climate change
  • consumption
  • socio-economic production
  • urban environment
  • development
  • hydrology
  • regenerative architecture
  • ecological urbanism
Date 2012-04-23
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Abstract
The dissertation investigates the formative influence of hydrology in shaping the spatiality and socio-economic production processes of the urban environment. It acknowledges the surging pattern of human development, the unprecedented growth of cities and the reality of climate change to propose an intervention which aims to introduce the concept of Regenerative Architecture to a South African context.

The intervention manifests as an Integrated Biotectural System for the Production and Reclamation of Water, a new architectural typology which is adapted to suit local conditions and to provide innovative possibilities for socio-economic production. The site of the intervention is located behind the G Berth in the Duncan Dock of the Port of Cape Town, extending up the Heerengracht Axis, the most prominent remnant of the formative influence of hydrology on the City of Cape Town. The intervention proposes to form part of a larger Continuous Productive Urban Landscape defined by water, which connects Robben Island – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – from Duncan Dock, through the Heerengracht, Adderley Street, the Company’s Gardens, Orange Street and De Waal Park through to Table Mountain. The intervention acts as a productive landscape that regenerates the connection between the city, the hidden and inaccessible shorelines and the socio-economic production processes those shorelines inherently represent. It harvests the heritage and cultural resources of a historically productive City of Cape Town to present the socio-economic production possibilities of the future: the generation of water and food and the regeneration of land within the urban environment.

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Boardman, HM 2011, IBTSCoCT - a regenerative prototype for the reintroduction of hydrology in the City of Cape Town, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12012011-172802 / >

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