your street cape town winners

Submitted by incoming on Tue, 2011-11-08 14:58

Let Us Grow, A Your Street CT WinnerLet Us Grow, A Your Street CT WinnerLast week the Your Street seven finalists were invited to present their proposals on how to enhance an aspect of city life using design to the jury that included representatives from Design Indaba, the local design sector as well as from the City of Cape Town.

Here are the four winners of the Your Street Cape Town Challenge, sharing between them R250 000 to implement their proposals.

Acre Road, Kensington: A community-based design solution to improve the lives of the Acre Road community using low-cost facilities to cater for positive community activities. R100 000: Lorena Pasquini, Caitlynne Francis, Mark Henning and Hannah Williams.

Violet’s Walk: A clearly marked walking route in Woodstock with resting benches placed strategically along the way.
R50 000: Luke Pedersen, Jenny Pedersen, Kirsty Rielly, Jess Pedersen and Katherine Spindler.

Urban Mosaic: An aesthetically pleasing way to the solve the problem of shack fires, Urban Mosaic proposes painting the exteriors of shacks with a fire-retardent paint. R50 000: Ashley Stemmet, Porky Hefer and Tsai.

Let Us Grow: Let Us Grow is an urban farming initiative that supplies fresh produce to urban dwellers, while also creating employment. R50 000: Andrew Cole, Rene Bakker, Andrea Ferry and Pieter H Botha.

The money allocated to these designers will have to be used in the implementation of the project. A timeline for realising the project will also be discussed with the designers in days to come.

The Your Street Gauteng Challenge is still ongoing. Remember, you don't need to live in Gauteng to have an idea for how to own, love and improve the streets of the City of Gold and surrounds.

For more information about the Your Street initiative or to get in touch with the winners, please contact Maciek at