Ongos Valley, Windhoek

As a response to the critical need for affordable housing in Namibia and especially in Windhoek, AIJ Project Consultants acquired Portion 8 and 9 (1743 ha) of the Farm Ongos for urban development during 2015 These two properties comprise the Ongos Valley project, a mix use urban development of some 27,000 dwellings (depending on final density) and all the facilities and amenities associated with a large development.

This firm was appointed AIJ Project Consultants to prepare a Sustainability Framework for the Ongos Valley project. A Sustainability Framework is a document that motivates the planning, design and development principles upon which the Ongos Valley project would be based.

1. SCOPE OF WORK

The preparation of the Sustainability Framework comprises four design stages

1.1. DESIGN STAGE 1: CONCEPT DESIGNS

This refers to the concept designs that are mostly hand drawn in both two and three dimensions and served as principal informants in taking the design process forward.

1.2. DESIGN STAGE 2: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

During Design Stage 2, the initial concept plans were developed into sets of drawings that reflect the contribution-comments of other professional consultants contracted by the AIJ.

Some of these drawings were also presented two and three dimensionally and were prepared at various scales from the masterplan scale to the phase development scaleand to the nodal, precinct, site and building typology scale.

1.3. DESIGN STAGE 3: COMPLETION OF URBAN DESIGN PROPOSALS - ONGOS 8 AND 9

This stage of the design would follow on the completion of Stage 2 and would incorporate the work undertaken by the AIJ’s professional team as a whole.

1.4. DESIGN STAGE 4: SITE DEVELOPMENT PLANS

AIJ Project Consultants has decided to have Site Development Plans (SDPs) prepared for the project to enable sustainable development optimally. SDPs are to serve as two- and three-dimensional design frameworks for specific groups of erven and serves as detail contextual plans that are to inform the preparation of building plans and/or detailed landscape plans as well as engineering design.

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