How can two car-parking bays be transformed into public space?
Regent Road is a busy arterial road through Cape Town’s Sea Point neighborhood. Future Cape Town, in collaboration with Blok, sought to create a parklet to soften the road’s impact and provide respite for pedestrians during the busy summer season. Previously, the road offered few places to rest without paying. Solving this was a key aspect of the project’s mission.
Future Cape Town facilitated a design competition for the parklet itself, and spearheaded the project’s compliance and government permit application processes. After the parklet was installed, Future Cape Town conducted post-installation monitoring.
- Role : Research, Government Engagement, Competition Management, Monitoring
- Status : Installed on Regents Road in Sea Point in 2016. Relocated to V&A Waterfront in 2018.
- Team : BLOK (Client), GAPP (Design), Cameron Barnes (Contractor)
Read the BLOK press release here