Newsletter, first quarter 2015
Join in the conversation
Several interesting discussions on Stellenbosch, architecture, urban design, social capital and economic growth form part of the annual Woordfees.
Films on architecture and urban design
The Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation in collaboration with Pulp Cinema will again be screening films on architecture and urban design. The work of city planners and architects like Norman Foster; Rem Koolhaas; Jan Gehl; Herzog and de Meuron; Peter Zumthor; Tadao Ando; Frank Gehry; and many more will be shown.
New era for heritage management in Stellenbosch
Four landscapes in central Stellenbosch must be managed as important cultural landscapes, according to Heritage Western Cape. This is one of a number of findings by the heritage agency in their approval of the first phase of the Stellenbosch heritage survey.
This approval of the survey of about 530 buildings and structures in the Stellenbosch town centre is a significant step forward in efficient heritage management.
It is also development friendly. As the survey was completed within the requirements of South African law and also within generally accepted International norms and practices, it will ensure that owners and developers will have more clarity and consistency about what could be allowed, or not in a specific area for buildings with specific heritage gradings.
Chris Stander, a valued Stellenbosch architect, passed away during the past week.