Platforms bring dignity to township open spaces

31 August 2012

Washing platforms in township

A new standard for washing platforms in townships was established recently when second-year architecture students from UCT erected a platform in the Imizamo Yethu township in Hout Bay. The aim of UCT-designed washing platforms is to provide "more dignified places for water collection, spaces for the washing of clothes and the integration of these with shared toilet facilities where these are in close proximity”, says Mike Louw, one of the UCT staff members currently running the project.

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