OSHAKATI OPEN MARKET

OSHAKATI, NAMIBIA

OSHAKATI OPEN MARKET

The design establishes the market, this central meeting point of the people, as a beacon of identity for Oshakati, one of the most densly populated towns in Namibia grappling with the pressures exerted by its rural to urban migration and subsequent sprawl, by forming shaded pedestrian streets and squares which are integrated into the existing urban fabric of the town. The project consists of a new formalised taxi and bus terminal for domestic, national and international public transport departures and arrivals, and a new formalised open market housing spaces for crafts, retail, fresh produce and formal cooking areas, cold storage, multipurpose areas to handle seasonal item volumes, administrative, meeting and public spaces, catering for more than 400 informal traders.

PROJECT INFORMATION

Location:

Oshakati, Namibia

Project Type:

Commercial

Status:

Completed

Project Area:

± 16 000 m²

Team:

Gerald Southwood, Rowan McNamara, Kevan McNamara, Lourens du Plessis – Kerry McNamara Architects
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