Stitching SLOAP - project for the NDPG programme - Feat.
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About This Project

Stitching SLOAP

In this project for the NDPG programme, we identify catalytic moments that would support the economic growth of townships whilst stitching together unplanned open spaces and connecting movement networks towards a legible spatial integration. The project focuses on the SLOAP (spaces left over after planning) of the heart of the township. These are effectively the spaces that are left over through earlier uncoordinated development. This project explores the potential for such in-between spaces to become locations for strategic intervention. Small changes in an urban system can become a catalyst for an overall transformation of a region, from its micro-economy to its ecology. On the one hand, these left-over spaces have the potential for spatial justice. They can also help regulate micro-climate, replenish the water table, and support surrounding ecological networks.

Urban Design
NDPG programme, SLOAP, spaces left over after planning