Table Mountain capital
Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille unveiled a big picture frame today, which provides an iconic view of just one of nature’s brand new 7 Wonders, table-mountain from V&A Waterfront, to mark World Tourism Day plus the build-up to World Design Capital 2014.
Frame designer Porky Hefer with Mayor Patricia de Lille and MEC for Finance, financial developing and Tourism, Alan Winde
The 2.8m high by 4m broad yellowish frame made by local singer Porky Hefer, is a permanent interactive artwork and is area of the Table Mountain N7W history task. It offers visitors using perfect vantage point when planning on taking a picture of by themselves, friends with table-mountain, as a magnificent background.
The framework is located close to the Den Anker restaurant.
Cableway Managing Director Sabine Lehmann gets the woman very first frame image taken
The framework has additionally been selected is included one of many websites to see as part of World Design Capital 2014, and it is the very first in a number of N7W legacy frames to-be installed throughout Cape Town.
“The unveiling of the very first New7Wonders of Nature frame implies that local residents and visitors have the chance to enjoy and get part of this wonderful journey that Cape Town has-been privileged to enjoy. This will undoubtedly make a significant share in maintaining and sustaining the entire world Design Capital nature throughout 2014, ” claims Cape Town Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille.
Mayor Patricia de Lille admires the frame
“While Table Mountain defines our city, it really is much more than that. Its a normal globe history website that belongs to all the Southern Africans and, the planet.”
The unveiling was also attended by City of Cape Town associates, tourism stakeholders as well as the CEOs of Cape Town’s Big 6 which finalized a Responsible Tourism Charter. By signing the Charter, the CEOs associated with the Big 6, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the V&A Waterfront, Groot Constantia, Cape Point while the Robben Island Museum, commit to a far more lasting and responsible tourism industry in Cape Town, in line with the 2013 World Tourism Day theme, Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future.
The accountable Tourism Charter is finalized by the Mayor and CEO of this Big Six tourism operators in Cape Town
David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront said: “This frame not only makes for great photo opportunities but is symbolic of the real partnership that underlies the Big 6 initiative. Visitors can truly frame Table Mountain inside their Waterfront experience.”
Cape Town had been designated World Design Capital 2014 at the International Design Alliance Congress in October 2011. World Design Capital recognises the worth of design thinking, aimed at making use of design as a tool for social, social and economic development.
The main motif of city’s effective quote - “Live Design. Transform lifetime” - centers around the part design can play inside social change of city.
This is how it's done. Photo thanks to Luigi Bennett Photographer
“We are delighted that visitors to the V&A Waterfront will get to interact aided by the framework inside establish to World Design Capital 2014; it's an excellent option to commemorate nature’s perfect design of Table Mountain, ” said Sabine Lehmann, CEO of table-mountain Aerial Cableway business.