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Brick-Works in South Africa

Brick kiln and incremental development project

Brick-Works, located in the old township Soshanguve in South Africa, offers proof that brick-making can indeed be technically sustainable and deliver a social contribution to community-making.

Going beyond technical exigencies, the proposal envisions brick-making as a catalyst of community-building. As the community grows, socio-economic conditions gradually improve and new urban nodes are formed around the production facility. 

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Next Generation prizes: The future is in their hands
“Constructing both itself and its surrounding context”
Project Entry 2017 for Middle East Africa
Project Details
Soshanguve, South Africa
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2017
Middle East Africa
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A brick kiln and incremental development project for Soshanguve in South Africa results in something much more than just …

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