Bapala Park – Savanna City, Midvaal

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The Trinity Session was engaged to create a park which would serve as a model for all the future parks in Savanna City; a park that would begin helping create a neighbourhood – which needed to include the future local community of this new development.

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Creative workshop at Lakeside Primary, which involved approximately 45 learners aged 7 – 11 years of age presented patterns, subjects, painted pebbles, collages, drawings of imaginary parks, maps of daily routes and illustrations of local creatures and plants. The landscaper, artists and designers then interpreted this material in collaborative sessions into a basic park design. Using as much recycled material from the construction program that could be found and incorporating local boulders and sand, these were combined in innovative and fun ways to create a colourful space, which encourages children to play and explore.

Environmental Design team: Red Projects/ The Trinity Session/De Bruyn Landscape Consultants

Artists: Nkosana Ngobese, Lebohang Letsili, Thabang Selai, Mfaniseni Twala, Marothi Skweyiya, Pule Mofokeng, Katiso Mokoena and Donovan Orr

Workshop participants from Lakeside Primary School:
Lerato Ngo, Lerato Ndala, Lindeni Silubane, Nelisiwe Shokhoa, Tebogo Ramapuputla, Busisiwe Makhanda, Portia Masilo, Malefu Dahile, Aletta Nkhasi, Sibusiso Mkhwanazi, Kamohelo Mofokeng, Dieketseng Masudubele, Lesego Tsilo, Lebohang Nonyane, Mhli Mhlambi, Lebohang Moreki, Mamello Mokoena, Andile Rathebe, Luyanda Sandi, Mpho Chabedi, Dinah Mokhutli, Musawenkosi Maduna, Thabiso Sefatsa, Mathulo Ntshingila, Keletso Mokoena, Palesa Ngo, Moitheri Nhlapo, Hadio Mokoena, Itumeleng Mashiane, Dimpho Baloyi, Karabo Mohlomi, Katleho Mohapi, Tshepo Sekgosana, Thabang Luta, Tholwana Mokholo, Keitumetse Soaisa, Moelane Nxumalo, Bonolo Mofokeng, Mahlasedi Maremela, Relebohile Masilo, Katleho Mothudi, Kamohelo Msiza, Palesa Sekgosana, Lebuajwang Khusela, Neo Mashiloane, Mothae Nene, Zenzo Nzimande

The Park was funded by:

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More information: Project overview pdf