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Tsoga Environmental Center and Local Sustainability Catalyst

This project respects the Rio Agenda of balanced social, environmental, and economic performance, and at the same time defines a new vernacular architectural language and also provides a model of sustainable building in low-income communities. The design team shaped the project to employ local people and teach trade skills – giving the neighborhood hope and dignity. 

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Improving quality of life – through architecture
Holcim Awards competition goes global
Holcim Awards Bronze 2005 for an environmental resource and education center in South Africa
“An effort to catalyze sustainable livelihood in the region” – Holcim Awards Jury
Projecte Entry 2005 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Cape Town, South Africa
Alastair Rendall
Main Author
Alastair Rendall
arg design, South Africa
Anna Cowen
Further Author
Anna Cowen
Anna Cowen Architect , South Africa
Bronze 2005
Middle East Africa
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