Church Square

How can a city square which lacks public life become a vibrant space again?

Over 10 years ago, Cape Town’s historic Church Square was transformed from a parking lot into a public space. In subsequent years, however, it saw little public life.

In 2016, Future Cape Town was commissioned to conduct research and provide recommendations on how to bring public life back to Church Square. In 2017, Future Cape Town facilitated the installation of a Water Crisis Awareness Park in the square, which catalyzed a return of vibrant public life to the space.

    • Role : Research, Project Support
    • Status : Report launched in 2016 and Water Crisis Awareness Pop-Up Park launched end 2017
    • Team : Urban Lime (Client)