LOCATION: Tracking Dirk Visser in the Central City

Dirk Visser’s work can be characterised by restorations he led, advice he gave, collaborations he was involved in and championing of threatened Cape buildings.

We start at Stalplein, where, beneath our feet, is a parking garage he was involved in.
From this unorthodox start, we’ll embark on an exploration of some of Dirk’s works, and hear about collaborations from some of the architects he worked with on projects in this part of the city.

Those who remember Dirk, will remember his vernaccing was also about stories and connections – and so too, we will hear stories, this time about Dirk, on our walk. 

The context of built heritage conservation has completely changed within this time with the advent of new legislation, heritage practices and authorities, to say nothing of the technological revolution.