Forest Village Affordable Housing & Landscape

Given the flat, featureless character of the site, the planning of Forest Village Housing Development established orientation, variety and identity, a diverse range of spaces and places with centres and edges made legible by a common typological narrative of place-making, brought home to ‘local neighbourhoods, my court, our street’. 

Each Local neighbourhood is bisected by an Activity Spine expressed as North South pedestrian friendly routes carrying a range of ‘soft’ social and recreational activities, public open spaces and facilities. These terminate at schools and cross mobility routes at transport interchanges with related commercial and trading opportunities. 

Client: Human Settlements, Western Cape Government

Location: Blue Downs, Cape Town, South Africa

Year: 2021

Cost: Rxx Million