Modderfontain, South Africa, Africa
Year2013latitude: -26° 5'
longitude: 28° 8'
Initiator(s)Shanghai Zendai, Atkins, Arup
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)Chinese
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Target population100,000
Town website
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type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy

source: http://www.atkinsglobal.c om/

Land Use
source: http://www.atkinsglobal.c om/

Public Transit
source: http://www.atkinsglobal.c om/

Modderfontein New City is an ever-growing establishment that aims to create an independent community within the city of Johannesburg, in the hope of providing a safe and efficient environment as a solution to Johannesburg’s current socio-economic challenges.
A Chinese Development Company has developed the plan for Modderfontein “smart city”, its process of construction is divided into 5 phases, from 2015 to 2060.

The program aims to outline the living and working opportunities, connection facilities and environmental features of the future city, to transform Modderfontein in a world-class, competitive and diverse city. It is planned to construct more than 50,000 housing units in mixed-use neighbourhoods, an educational centre, a hospital and a medical centre, a sports stadium and a central park.

Transport scheme includes completion of the 1,7 km Marlboro Drive extension, the completion of 2.4 km’s of roads which links to the London Road ramp, proposed K113 (connecting Edenvale to Marlboro Drive) and the current 2 km extension to Centenary Road (under construction). Connection to the OR Tambo International Airport, a train station, planned public transport network, cycling lines and walkways are also planned.


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