Mamre Info Centre completed

Completion of the Mamre Info Centre – Heritage Building Project (2011): The official opening was on 16. April 2011.The building process had a strong focus on the reviving and transferring of old building techniques and skills. Most of the labour were local participants that were also involved in the material procurement phase of the project. All Adobe Bricks where made in Mamre. Alien gum and Poplar trees from close by where harvested according to the Moon Phase harvesting principles. A very important aspect of this project was the rediscovery of an old Lime-Dung recipe, which was used from a traditional recipe that Herbert Arendse (A local old master builder from Mamre) had learnt from his grandfather.  All timber work, joinery and all walls were finished with non toxic oils and paints. Furthermore water saving toilets and LED lighting were installed.

Finally Mamre now has a new focal point where locals and visitors can meet, visit exhibitions and get informed about Mamre's rich heritage.

For more information about this project:  http://mamrerevitalization.wordpress.com

Click here for pictures : Eco Design Project Gallery

 

 
Nieuwoudtville Award

Eco Design Architects was awarded the Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction 2005 & took silver in the Africa and Middle East Region for their designs for the Nieuwoudtville Caravan Site Upgrade

Click here for more info on the award.

 

Mamre Revitalization Project is an initiative by the City of Cape Town to promote the preservation and restoration of Mamre’s rich heritage resources, while helping to alleviate poverty and promote skills transfer. Eco Design Architects have been appointed by the city to assist the community with this project. Click here for more info or go to Mamre Revitalization Project Website