We’ve been bragging quite a bit about some of the exciting plans in the pipeline for improving public spaces in Techno Park. The person who has been hard at work developing and hatching these plans is Andi Norton, the creative consultant who joined Techno Park earlier this year as a project manager for public art.
Norton brings all the creative know-how and expertise she gained over the years as the managing director of the Stellenbosch-based consultancy Imagine Inc. to Techno Park. Recently, she shared with us some of the latest developments in her vision to bring purposeful enhancements to the public areas in which Techno Parkers live, work and play on a daily basis.
One development we are particularly thrilled to report is that the plans for two exciting public art projects have been submitted to Stellenbosch Municipality for final approval, as well as to the relevant provincial departments.
The first of these projects is a landmark transport shelter designed by renowned South African landscape artist Strijdom van der Merwe. The second entails a specialised pedestrian footpath through some of the public spaces in the park, developed by celebrated ceramic and land artist Lee-Anne van Wyk. Both projects form part of a broader future strategy for improving the access roads leading into Techno Park, as well as the entrance itself.
We know there are many who are curious to see what shape these improvements will take. Obtaining permissions from all the relevant parties, however, is a time consuming process, and we urge your patience for a little while longer.
Once the public art arrives – planned and crafted with Norton’s design-thinking approach to cultivating practical and meaningful public spaces – it’s sure to have been worth the wait.