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CAMISSA, (the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town - meaning the place of sweet waters) is a spatial framework proposa. …

CAMISSA, (the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town - meaning the place of sweet waters) is a spatial framework proposa.

CAMISSA is a development framework which through the use of water, focuses on the reinstatement of the ecological link that reunites the mountain and the ocean, into a public landscape, as a sustainable solution for Cape Town's CBD. It is a means by which to re-structure the City of Cape Town in accordance with environmental principles. Aimed at a sustainable approach to water use, planning, design and management that is based on the intrinsic value of water as a significant public resource that is not separate from the value of land and landscape. The vision is one of a genuinely progressive dual water management strategy that offers opportunities for new models to transform the future well-being of the city into an equal society for all people; and allows for public integration and education through the recreational use of the system.

Subsequently, RECLAIM CAMISSA a non-profit trust / Public Benefit Organisation was constituted and registered in order to support implementation of the 10 year programme.

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  • The * City’ Bowl’s current water resources once sustained 111 000 people (and passing trade). Today, only 55 000 persons live here due to the Apartheid legacy . The Stadtsfontein (Main Spring) produces almost enough (potentially potable) water daily to provide every person in the GCTMA with one litre per day. All of these resources are wasted through the storm water system and the city's water is piped in from the food - growing region , as the mountain run-off and the spring water are currently polluted and wasted . This is not sustainable. This water is a vital resource for the City of Cape Town and was scrapped from the asset resource register in 1994. .   PROBLEMS & OPPORTUNITIES HYDROCIDE
  • SA’S FIRST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Placaat 12 of 1665 : “Niet boven de stroom van de spruitje daer de schepen haer water halen te wassen en deselve troubel te maken”
  • One of many systems…..
  • BY SECURING OUR PRECIOUS RESOURCE, WE ARE ABLE TO DENSIFY OUR CITY – and thus live more sustainably on our land. - the new Foreshore – mixed used accommodation for lower & middle income.
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    • 1. WATER IS LIFE RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 2. PROBLEMS or OPPORTUNITIES REALITY and POSSIBILITY RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 3. CALAMITY OF CLIMATE CHANGE global applications regional aspects local solutions from doom to HOPE IMAGE SOURCES : Andrew Smith, in “The Making of a City”, by Worden, et al. : ANNUAL KHOI TRANSHUMANCE PATTERNS IN AND AROUND THE CAPE PENINSULA. Cape Archives M166; Greenmarket Square. BURGHERSWACHTPLEIN (1764) WATER CARRIERS. CARON VON ZEIL, January 2009 - Indlovini Squatter Camp, Monwabisi - Cape Town, 2009. WATER CARRIERS OUR LEGACY AND OUR DESTINY? Photograph taken in Monwabisi, CAPE TOWN, 2009. RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 4. GLOBAL, NATIONAL & REGIONAL “ Sub-Saharan Africa has the lowest level of access to safe water coverage of any region, with only 60% of the population served.” -- UNESCO Water Portal Bi-monthly Newsletter No. 205, 10 July 08 “ ALL WATER VESTED IN THE STATE” CITY WITHIN A REGION RECLAIM CAMISSA CAPE TOWN: the MOTHER city The frontier of our modern nation The very ‘meaning’ of the city of Cape Town: CAMISSA – the place of sweet waters WE NEED ECOLOGY Not economy….. WE NEED HONEY Not money…..
    • 5. REGIONAL / METRO RECLAIM CAMISSA … ..some knowns estimated 6.5m sea level rise, within the next 50 years…. AND BEYOND THAT: TRUE BAY. MAP, by Chris Berens: CLIP CLOP www.clipclop.co.za CAPE TOWN – a sprawl city SOURCE: CARON VON ZEIL, 2004.
    • 6. METRO / LOCAL
      • … ..some knowns
      • 2013 - the City of Cape Town is no longer water secure
      • an estimated 6.5m sea level rise, within the next 50 years.
      CLIMATE CHANGE & WATER ……………some many unknowns. RECLAIM CAMISSA SIGNAL HILL TABLE MOUNTAIN DEVIL’S PEAK LION’S HEAD OLD SHORE LINE THE ORIGINAL SHORELINE - CAPE TOWN SOURCE: CARON VON ZEIL: LAND-UNIT, 2004. SPRINGS
    • 7. LOCAL / SUB-METRO Stadsfontein Spring Flow rate in excess of 2.5 million litres/ day. RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 8. THE ARK IS READY TO FLOAT OUR HERITAGE and OUR FUTURE FIFA WORLD CUP 2010 let’s give them a GOAL RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 9. RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 10. reality and possibility WATER IS A LIVING CYCLE QUANTUM LEVEL APPLICATION Cape Town uniquely possesses a natural dual water system with 20 artesian springs and a 6.7km ‘urban river’ RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 11. reality and possibility economics & (community) urban eco-tourism “ For every foreign tourist to South Africa, eight permanent jobs are created. In terms of sustainable development, tourism is therefore critical to the economy of the country....The Council for Geoscience has identified geo-tourism as one of its focus areas for sustainable development.” - (GEOCLIPS 2002:4) Table Mountain (potential World Heritage Site) – “an authentic illustration of the evolution of the earth and the origin of life from 3500million years ago to the present”. --Council for Geoscience: GEOCLIPS: South Africa - our geological wonderland, June 2002:4
    • 12. RECLAIM CAMISSA THE ROLE OF WATER IN STRUCTURING THE CULTURAL LANDSCAPE Source:Nitschhke, 1993 COLONISATION SLAVERY BOER WAR APARTHEID POVERTY CLIMATE CHANGE the (spiritual) healing of a nation “ closing the frontier” LANDSCAPE COSMOLOGY JUSTICE ECOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENTAL SPATIAL SOCIAL CULTURAL SPIRITUAL ECONOMICAL PUBLIC SPACE (Source: Eko : 35) Source: Budihardjo, 1997 HEAD god mountains (wo)man land evil sea BODY LEG
    • 13. SOLUTION CIVIC HYDROLOGY BEFORE SEOUL CITY, KOREA – 4 YEAR PROJECT AFTER LIVING RIVER = LIVING CITY ROME 2 800 YEAR OLD HISTORY OF A (DUAL WATER SYSTEM) CIVIC HYDROLOGY The concept is to transform the stormwater infrastructure so as to create a powerful civic infrastructure that engages citizens in ways that conventional infrastructure is unable to do. By creating a public landscape that is physically accessible, expressive of civic ideals and a place where the public can gather: a progressive stormwater system that is an effective mechanism for building the city’s civic life and also a compelling strategy where water is renewed and falls abundantly throughout the city', before finally being used to water the city’s green spaces.
    • 14. CAMISSA - ONE OF MANY SYSTEMS RECLAIM CAMISSA CAMISSA TRAFALGAR LIESBEEK BLACK CAPE FLATS AQUIFER UNIT OUDE KRAAL NEWLANDS
    • 15. WEB OF SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL LINKS ATLANTIC OCEAN Water follows the path of least resistance - it has no boundaries: When one uncovers the history of a 'place', it is through means of title deeds - ownership and power. But, when one uncovers the history of a place, through its water - upon which everything is dependant - one uncovers the popular history of that place…… TABLE MOUNTAIN PLACES OF CIVIC HYDROLOGY WATER, LAND and HUMANKIND - in unison RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 16. DUAL WATER SYSTEM form and function GRAVITY FED ATLANTIC OCEAN TABLE MOUNTAIN OLD SHORELINE spring water & mountain run-off DOCKSIDE MARKET possibilities to navigate NEW WATERSEDGE possibilities to navigate - water taxi irrigation & display THE OLD CITY WATERWAYS navigation of subterranean water taxi routes subterranean gracht adventure trail irrigation & display CULTURAL HEART irrigation & display opportunities re-instate mill opportunities re-instate storage reservoirs A WATER SUSTAINABILITY PARK environmental ; public & commercial opportunities: retention & detention, filtration & display power generation through water mills re-instatement of Graaff's Hydro-Electrical re-instate reservoirs CIVIC-HYDROLOGY PRECINCTS catchment; detention, filtration & display water museum – field of springs Oranjezicht Farmstead lost heritage spaces & links GATEWAY TO THE MOUNTAIN catchment; detention; filtration & display re-instatement of dam; weir; filtration, mill, wasplaas, washer-women’s cultural /water museum SALT WATER 100M ASL RECYCLED WATER POTABLE WATER RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 17. FRAMEWORK STRUCTURE SYSTEMATIC LAYERS DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK BLUE system – CIVIC HYDROLOGY GREEN system GREEN & URBAN PUBLIC SPACES RED system URBAN MOBILITY BLUE system CIVIC HYDROLOGY RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 18. NAVIGABLE WATERWAYS RECLAIM CAMISSA
    • 19. existing building INTEGRATED INFRASTRUCTURE WHAT COULD BE…. WHAT IS… RECLAIM CAMISSA CIVIC HYDROLOGY PRECINCTS WATER SUSTAINABILITY PARK
    • 20. © PAUL ANDREWS LIVING WATER = LIVING CITY RECLAIM CAMISSA

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