Bringing Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 bid vision to life

With the launch in January 2013 of Cape Town Design, the not-for-profit company established to implement World Design Capital 2014 and headed up by CEO Alayne Reesberg, Cape Town’s bid vision is now being translated into reality. Ideas and plans outlined in Cape Town’s World Design Capital bid will become tangible through the collection and curation of a rich diversity of projects as online casino South Africa for inclusion in the official 2014 programme.

Call for WDC 2014 submissions opens

Cape Town will be a focal point for the international design community in 2014, shining a global spotlight on the creativity of our city, country and continent.

Four themes shine spotlight on African creativity in 2014

Cape Town Design, the non-profit implementation company of World Design Capital 2014, officially called for public proposals for the city’s year-long programme of design-focused events, at a small ceremony at the V&A; Waterfront Clock Tower on Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The next phase in Cape Town’s World Design Capital plans

Cape Town Design – the implementation company of Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 – has announced that the call for proposals around World Design Capital 2014 will open next month in January 2013.

AZA 2012: Shaping the future of society by design: Day 3

The role that architecture and design can play in shaping the future of society and the mindset of citizens was a strong theme on the final day of of Architecture ZA 2012 at Cape Town City Hall.

AZA 2012: Avoiding the architecture of impatient capital: Day 2

Few architects can boast that they’ve had elephants as clients. But Rahul Mehrotra can. On the second day of AZA 2012 at Cape Town City Hall, the Indian architect, urban designer, architectural conservationist and teacher presented his Hathigaon village project in the state of Rajasthan, as part of which he had to design housing for more than 100 elephants and their mahouts (caretakers).


This prestigious status is designated biennially by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to cities that are dedicated to using design for social, cultural and economic development.

This title will give Cape Town a chance to showcase its achievements and aspirations through a year-long programme of design-led events and activities as World Design Capital designees Seoul (2010) and Helsinki (2012) have done. The official World Design Capital logo is strictly prohibited from appearing on any platforms besides those used by the official World Design Capital. For more information, please visit