New Crossroads is a temporary intervention that was realised in Cape Town. Considering the complex architectural situation of the townships, we decided to realize a temporary structure that over time spread throughout the multitude of the houses. A selection of inhabitants from the township of New Crossroad, attempt to change the location with a not functional working intervention. In a public field, they build a tower of five meters by stacking beams of wood, painted in a vivid green. The bright color chosen is not present in the area. When the structure is at its highest point and visible throughout the township, residents where invited to come to dismantle it, taking the materials to use for their own purposes.
The Tower will find its meaning only after it has been taken down and fragmented. The image of the tower like a unique symbol and reference point of the city will fade away in the horizontality of the neighbourhood.
This project is made in collaboration with Rossella Biscotti.