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Project TypeIQP
Submission date2007-12-15
  • Lauren Nicole Alex, ME
  • Jessy Lee Cusack, ME
  • Augustina Irene Mills, MIS
  • Alejandro Ernesto Sosa-Boyd, CE
  • URNE-project-121507-102207
    DivisionTechnology and Environment
    CenterCape Town, South Africa
    SponsorShaster Foundation
    TitleDesign and Construction of a Communal Laundry Station in Monwabisi Park, Cape Town
  • Jiusto, J. Scott, ID
  • Weininger, Stephen J., CH
  • Availability unrestricted


    Located in Khayelitsha, an informal settlement outside of Cape Town, South Africa, the Indlovu Centre seeks to promote community development through ecologically mindful practices. Our group worked with the community to design and build a communal laundry facility to help alleviate the labour-intensive task of washing. In keeping with the ideas of permaculture and sustainability central to the planned development of an Eco-Village in all of Monwabisi Park, rainwater harvesting and an irrigation system were integrated for a final design capable of operating with no input of municipal water and no emitted waste.

  • IndlovuFinalReport.pdf

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