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3 days to go before Bay’s iconic precinct design competition closes

May 2, 2018
3 days to go before Bay’s iconic precinct design competition closes

The Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) earlier in April opened up a call to all residents and South Africans in general to submit innovative ideas for the development of a new iconic, world class precinct that would be the flagship tourism attraction of the Bay.

The precinct would also host the proposed statue of the late Nelson Mandela. 

Announcing the initiative then, Anele Qaba the Executive Director of Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture said “the City has a unique opportunity as being the only one to borrow the name of the great icon in the late Nelson Mandela. 

"The iconic landmark precinct, when open will be the centrepiece and hub of tourism, creative economy and a meeting place for all peoples of the world adding much needed unique tourism offerings to grow the economy of our region”.

Entries will close on the 5th of May and hopefuls have a number of options available for the submission of their ideas.

To submit, participants can either use the online platform – www.designyourprecinct.co.za to download entry forms and upload complete entries, or visit any of the public centres listed below.

#DesignYourPrecinctEntry Forms are available at the following sites around the Bay;

  1. NMB Science Centre in Uitenhage (box will be collected on the 4th May 2018)
  2. Helenvale Resource Centre (box will be collected on the 4th May 2018)
  3. Motherwell Business Support Centre (box will be collected on the 4th May 2018)
  4. Tramways building (box closed on the 5th May at 12h00)
  5. New Brighton Library (box will be collected on the 4th May 2018).
  6. Nelson Mandela Bay Art Museum
  7. Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture

#DesignYourPrecinct is open to creative South Africans – as individuals or in consortia and involving associates from elsewhere in the world if desired.

For more information please contact the Project Coordinator, Mr Oyama Vanto:

Telephone: +27(0) 41 811 8200

Email: create@mbda.co.za

Twitter @your_precinct

Instagram @designyourprecinct

Facebook www.facebook.com/designyourprecinct