Langa Special Quarters

By Craig McCleneghan Architecture

Langa was the first suburb designated exclusively for Black Africans in Cape Town, and a focal point of resistance and protests to Apartheid-era policies of racial segregation. Near a major crossroads the ruined shells of some of the earliest housing created for migrant workers from the Eastern Cape remain standing. This project is a proposal for those buildings, capping them with a new, lightweight roof, and leaving original wall divisions in place as markers of the original room sizes. With an open program, subject to change, the proposal also uses murals to draw attention to famous residents, resistance movements and artists.

 

Proposal: 2019

© Nico van Loggerenberg, © Craig McClenghan Architecture

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