Foreshore freeway

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The elevated ground expands the CBD, providing a new neighbourhood stretching 1 kilometre along the harbour’s edge
The mountains would be linked back to the sea via lateral coastal green corridors
CITYLIFT proposes dropping the freeways to the ground and lifting the city over them
“Part of the unfinished highway, Cape Town, South Africa”
The raised ground will lift the city over the public transport and cars moving below

Project • By dhk ArchitectsMasterplans

CITYLIFT

What to do with Cape Town’s incomplete Foreshore Freeway Bridge is an issue that has puzzled the city (and its citizens) for decades: to complete or demolish, and how to develop a solution that will create long-term value for the surrounding precinct and the city in general. To answer this conundrum dhk, in a 10-company partnership including Urban-Think Tank, developed CITYLIFT - an innovative master plan that proposes dropping Cape Town’s elevated freeways to the ground and lifting the city over them. This scheme would expand the CBD and provide a new neighbourhood stretching 1 kilometre along the harbour’s edge. CITYLIFT was one of six shortlisted bids in a competition initiated by the City of Cape Town[1]. The brief... More