Erf 81

Erf 81 also known as Tamboerskloof farm is a retired ammunition magazine that was built by the British military in 1891. Declared as a provincial heritage site by the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) the farm is located off Military road, at the foot of Signal hill, between Tamboerskloof and the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, South Africa. Surrounded by both the urban and natural environment the farm is home to a diverse community, animal and plant species. 

The farm has become a social and creative hub for many residents and artists from different cultural backgrounds. The community’s objective is to create and preserve natural spaces within urban zones. Create a healthy, inspiring, and echo friendly living, with the focus on a sustainable model of farming within the bustling urban environments such as Cape Town city. 

With the debate around the rationality of public monuments and our heritage the project looks at how site as monument can be re-interpreted, rediscovered and shift function while concurrently preserving its history.