An urban school for District Six


Show simple item record Robertson, Alexander Graham en_ZA 2017-11-10T09:56:31Z 2017-11-10T09:56:31Z 1966 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Robertson, A. 1966. An urban school for District Six. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Why an urban school for District Six? The inspiration for this thesis was stimulated by various factors, the roots of which stem from the first term of 1965, when I was involved in a Redevelopment Scheme for District Six. As a student of Architecture, this exercise had a profound affect on me. It introduced to me vital considerations concerning Architecture of which, up until that time, I had only been superficially aware. It was necessary to study the anatomy of the city, to understand its complexity, before attempting to perform such a sensitive operation as a Redevelopment Scheme. To be one of a thousand designers in "a city of a thousand designers", it is just as necessary to be equipped with this understanding when involved with the design of an individual structure. This valuable exercise produced results of sufficient substance and merit to warrant it being carried a step further. The object of this thesis is to develop a school which will take its place in the proposed Redevelopment Scheme. The role of a school is an urban area such as District Six can be vitally important in cultivating a community within a slum and at the same time transforming it into a new world. A virtue must be made of increasing populations. Outdated suburban standards must be discarded - they have no place in a city. A new set of standards must be created to satisfy the needs of a rapidly expanding Twentieth Century urban environment. This is the challenge I have set myself. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecture en_ZA
dc.title An urban school for District Six en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA 2017-05-09T08:09:56Z
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uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Honours en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname BArch en_ZA
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