Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

by Heatherwick Studio

september 18, 2017

The world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora and is designed by internationally acclaimed designers Heatherwick Studio

Architects

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

Design Director

Thomas Heatherwick

Local Project Architect

Van der Merwe Miszewski Architects (VDMMA), Jacobs Parkers Architects, Rick Brown + Associates

Project Year

2017

Photographs

The museum is housed in 9,500 sq metres of custom designed space, spread over nine floors, carved out of the monumental structure of the historic Grain Silo Complex. The silo, disused since 1990, stands as a monument to the industrial past of Cape Town, at one time the tallest building in South Africa, now given new life through the transformation by Heatherwick Studio.
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