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World Design Capital Cape Town 2014

During the final day of the inaugural 2011 IDA Congress in Taipei, the city of Cape Town was designated World Design Capital® 2014.

The City of Cape Town lies at the southwestern tip of Africa, uniquely nestled between Robben Island and the majestic Table Mountain range, two national heritage sites. Since the end of apartheid, this city, now three times the size of New York and home to around 3,6 million people, has undertaken the process of redesigning itself. As South Africa’s oldest city and having recently hosted the first World Cup on African soil, Cape Town now has first class infrastructure and a cosmopolitan lifestyle. With the highest standard of living of all South African cities, this gateway to the African continent is rich in heritage, innovation, diversity and creative talent.

For more information about World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 please visit the event page.


Cape Town has released a report on the impact of hosting World Design Capital, highlighting its social, economical and geographical impact. A summarized report published by Cape Craft + Design Institute highlights some of the positive outcomes.

Read the article:
The Impact of World Design Capital 2014

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