This project is situated in Olievenhoutbosch - a still-developing community - within a new urban design framework called the Olievenhoutbosch Osmosis Framework, which is a student project criticizing the original Olievenhoutbosch Ministerial Housing Estate Framework of July 2005. The framework addresses the issues related to connectivity in the area, and the design intervention attempts to address this issue on a human scale, on various experiential levels. The dissertation explores the use of multi-functional theatre spaces with varying degrees of interaction and levels of activity. The primary generators for this design intervention has been its urban connectivity, location, the specific site, human movement, and human activities related to the site and the programme of the intervention. In view of the context, the programme, the design intent of the framework, and the location in the framework, the design intervention will create spaces both in and around the structure in which various activities can take place, through the interplay between different tectonic elements.
Dissertation MArch(Prof)--University of Pretoria, 2013