Finding the Maputo Central Market (Mercardo Central de Maputo) : seeing the informal economy in formal architecture

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dc.contributor.advisor Bakker, Karel Anthonie en
dc.contributor.coadvisor Laubscher, Jacques
dc.contributor.postgraduate Snow, Byron en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-07T17:37:58Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-07T17:37:58Z
dc.date.created 2012-04-23 en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.date.submitted 2011-12-01 en
dc.description Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2012. en
dc.description.abstract The low-lying Baixa area of Maputo, is the historic and current city centre of Maputo. The district is an important transport hub, and business centre of Mozambique. The Mercado Central de Maputo (Maputo Central Market), is the only infrastructure provided in support of the micro-enterprisers and traders of the city. The Central Market has reached capacity, and informal street markets have developed to the north. These have become fractured and disconnected from facilities that allow for clean, comfortable, hygienic trade, and a healthier business environment. The architectural proposal offers a solution to the current inadequate trader infrastructure, while also recognizing the area’s heritage and economic significance. The fluxing character of the market is also important in the design. Promotion of micro-enterprise and consequent economic growth will be achieved through an upgrade and expansion of market related facilities. This will allow a greater number of marginalised vendors formal recognition and legitimacy. The intervention will act as a catalyst project in the urban regeneration, through the consolidation of the fractured market areas. Increasing the market’s drawing power on potential customers will promote the Central Market as a destination within its own right. en
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dc.description.department Architecture en
dc.identifier.citation Snow, B 2011, Finding the Maputo Central Market (Mercardo Central de Maputo) : seeing the informal economy in formal architecture, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/30015 > en
dc.identifier.other C12/4/23/gm en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12012011-102918/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/30015
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2011, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Baixa en
dc.subject Micro-enterprise en
dc.subject Vending en
dc.subject Maputo en
dc.subject Mercado Central de Maputo en
dc.subject Urban regeneration en
dc.subject Urban renewal en
dc.subject Informal economy en
dc.subject Maputo central market en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.title Finding the Maputo Central Market (Mercardo Central de Maputo) : seeing the informal economy in formal architecture en
dc.type Dissertation en


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