Ecology & Erosion control

Vredefort Dome

The fin-like structure on top of the hills transforms into diagonal slopes of 2 degrees, gradually taking water down to ground-level in a controlled manner to prevent erosion. The water pockets along the drainage lines supports plant growth. Hills are planted with pioneer plants in order to kickstart the greening process and counter erosion by wind (and thus particle pollution). One side of the hill small inclination (10 degrees), to allow for a gradual transition from wet to dry which allows for a biodiverse landscape to develop over time. The other side of hill is steeper so that a part of the area is more protected from the sun, allowing dense greenery to flourish.


Sanne van den Breemer
Filip Geerts
Ilmar Hurkxkens

Director of Studies

Salomon Frausto


Nigel Alarcon(MX), Pooja Bhave(IN), Mariano Cuofano(IT), Fabiola Cruz(PE), Alonso Díaz(MX), Xiaoyu Ding(CN), Ines Garcia‑Lezana(ES), Sandra Garcia(ES), Martino Greco(IT), Sebastian Hitchcock(ZA), Alejandra Huesca(MX), Yesah Hwangbo(KR), Takuma Johnson(US), Yi-Ni Lin(TW), Paola Tovar(MX), Cristhy Mattos(BR), Preradon Pimpakan(TH), Adi Samet(IL), Raymond Tang(US), Kulaporn Temudom(TH), Danai Tsigkanou(GR), Jesse Verdoes(NL), Rongting Xiao(CN)