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THE INVISIBLE OBJECT

CIVIC SPACE IN ATTERIDGEVILLE

MProf(Arch) Pretoria

Ramohoebo Square, the heart of Atteridgeville, currently lies dormant. This dissertation explores the possibility of introducing a new pattern of events to expose the extraordinary in the midst of the mundane.

Conventional approaches to township architecture are challenged as a means to return place to the citizens of Atteridgeville. This study is dedicated to recreational space guided by an underlying theme of the surreal in an attempt to celebrate and enhance the quotidian by allowing for moments of serendipity and reverie.

An argument is developed towards changing attitudes and preconceived ideas towards townships and the bodies who occupy them by proposing a new perspective on old systems.

The full dissertation can be found here.

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