Minidoc - More for Less - Squat your space

Solve the squatter crisis through community participation

Author Otto Roman Barnert

Republic of South Africa, Gauteng, Shoshenguve, Shoshenguve

Authors Architect Barnert

Solve the squatter crisis through community participation

Strengths: The duel use of space that photovoltaic cells occupy to generate 1 mega watt of power is also used to accommodate former squatters on vertically stacked platforms. Minimum services include commune shower / wc per level and a centralized kitchen facility using self created methane gas from dry toilets. Dwellings are completed in accordance to the dwellers means and a technical material / parts cateloge.

Difficulties: Receiving one hectar of unoccupied land near a squatter settlement, buy-in of the municipal leaders, power cooperation accepting to buy over a long period electricity at a set price to fund the project.

Extra information: The potential dweller receives 24 m2 space together with 70m2 of land to grow crops near by. If he / she wants more space, max. an additional 24m2 may be bought as of the 12 flats per floor only every second one is given to a former squatter, the other a tenant with only a temporary lease contract.



urbaninform at the North-South Forum Zürich April 22, 2012

Joint Venture: URBANINFORM and Onepointfive April 05, 2012
Playlist: 2012 onepointfive lead project
Platform: (6) onepointfive partnership

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