Since 1993, the practice has been involved in Stellenbosch, which is the second European settlement in South Africa. A framework was  developed for “Die Braak”, the historical centre of the village, which previously served as a common. Over time, “Die Braak” has been adapted to a green open space, accommodating  markets, public transport and historical attractions where visitors and locals interface with one another. The simple plan reinstates “Die Braak” as a public space, making use of simple laterite paving, bollards and trees to define spaces for pedestrians  separate from vehicles. The project won a South African Architect Project Award in 1999.