The Future of Salt River: Architecture Students Investigate Research Platforms for Emerging Technologies

In November of 2015, the school of architecture at the University of Cape Town (UCT) exhibited the work of the third year students focussed on Salt River in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the characteristics and potentials of the area. Salt River is a suburb of Cape Town located near Table Bay to the east of Cape Town’s central business district. The suburb, with a large residential component, is a self-sufficient light industrial area which is historically associated with the textile industry. In recent years the edges of suburb has evolved into a commercial area and has been the topic of various urban renewal and revitalisation initiatives.

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