Wallacedene Green Taxi Rank Project
The Wallacedene Public Transport Facility is at the forefront of intelligent infrastructure design, being largely self-sufficient in terms of energy and water use. It offers 5 000 commuters and 50 taxi drivers the amenities they need to refresh and regroup between trips every day and delivers cost efficiencies for the City of Cape Town based on “green” principles.
Bigen was contracted by the City of Cape Town to provide civil engineering, project management, electrical and structural services for the facility.
Bigen Africa utilised innovative conservation principles to create the country’s first “green” taxi rank by incorporating substantial sustainability interventions, including on-site electricity generation, water harvesting and recycling and waste reduction and management tools.
The new taxi rank operates off the electricity grid as Bigen Africa opted for a rooftop solar photovoltaic panel system for electricity generation. Everything from the light-emitting diode lights under the roof to the electronic gates and hydroboils in the kitchen is powered by this system. Water recycling is achieved through an underground filtering and reclamation system with a capacity of 20 000 litres.
- Civil engineering, project management, electrical and structural services.
- On-site electricity generation.
- Water Harvesting and recycling.
- Waste reduction.
- “Green” experience to thousands of commuters.
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