TYPE Workshop, public installation
DATE June 2014
LOCATION Durban, South Africa
FUNDERS EU Cultural Fund, Écoles Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Belleville (ENSAPB)
PARTNERS ENSAPB, Dala Architecture, UKZN, Department of Architecture and Theatre
By invitation of dala artarchitecture, Quatorze participated in a 4-week residency in Durban, South Africa in the framework of the International Union of Architects (IUA) Congress in 2014. The theme was “Architecture Otherwhere”.
The town in question, Cato Manor, is a township of several hectares with almost 6000 daily commuters, who by foot, walk down towards the city. At the bottom of the path? A highway. In turn, many hitchhikers would stop directly on the road after descending the hill. The municipality was keen to stop this. So the team asked: how do we better equip this area to be used in a more safe and accessible way?
The goal was to create an economic, reversible, and subtle contraption to allow people to safely commute down the hill.