Designing White Elephants

October 2011

Lusting for the opportunity

As Helsinki prepares to launch itself into the role of World Design Capital 2012 and all that that entails, three newly keen contenders vie for the 2014 title. Cape Town, Bilbao and Dublin have each formulated good reasons why their city is perfectly suited, and, furthermore, they have each pretty much proven that this honour would be key to their
future development, however different each case would be.
The Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrade community centre (photo © Guto Bussab) and Cape Town’s Coca-Cola Cratefan designed by Porky Hefer (photo © Bruce Sutherland)
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