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Zeitz MOCAA: From grain to glory

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), situated at Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront, opens its doors to the public on 22 September 2017. To see a gallery of images from Zeitz Mocaa, click here. To view a video of the museum’s construction, click here.  From functioning as a grain silo in the 1920s, the building now hosts a diverse showcase of some of Africa’s best art. The architectural interventions in the building are also spectacular. Regeneration work began in the Silo District of the Waterfront in 2010, and the development will be completed by...

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Zeitz MOCAA, V&A Waterfront

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), now situated at Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred (V&A) Waterfront, opens its doors to the public on 22 September 2017. This gallery looks at the museum’s unique architectural features, from the exterior, to the interior grain kernel-shaped atrium. Images copyright Iwan Baan and earthworks...

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earthworks video series: Zeitz MOCAA

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will open to the public on 22 September 2017. The museum’s new home is a refurbished grain silo (built in 1921) at Cape Town’s V&A...

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iLanga CSP 1: Building a solar valley

With its heavy reliance on dirty coal-fired power stations, South Africa’s CO2 emissions are among the highest in the world, yet its abundance of sun gives the country world-leading potential for clean, affordable and efficient renewable energy. A new 100MW concentrated solar power (CSP) station in Karoshoek near Upington will soon help wean South Africa off its current carbon-intensive diet. In terms of its global commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions, South Africa is under pressure to halt its dependence on coal-fired power and reduce its national carbon footprint. Even the greenest buildings in South Africa have a sizeable...

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NELM: 5 Star Sanctuary

South Africa’s National English Literary Museum (NELM) in Grahamstown is a brilliantly curated casket of the nation’s fictional and factual treasures. To watch a behind-the-scenes video of NELM, click here For a gallery of images from NELM, click here It was the first building to attain a 5 Star Green Star SA Design rating under the Green Building Council South Africa’s (GBCSA) new Public and Education Building rating tool in 2013, and has now received its 5 Star As Built rating after completion in early 2016. This is the realm of literature and legends. What could so easily have...

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Another finalist in the much-anticipated Africa Architecture Awards that has been featured in earthworks is the beautiful Thread: Artist Residency and Cultural Center by Toshiko Mori Architect for The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Sinthian, Senegal. ... See MoreSee Less

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We're so excited to release a short video giving you an inside view of the new Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) at the V & A Waterfront, which is officially opening next Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
READ more here>> earthworksmagazine.co.za/zeitz-mocaa-va-waterfront/
IMAGE gallery here>> earthworksmagazine.co.za/zeitz-mocaa-from-grain-to-glory/
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Just 10 African projects made the 434-strong shortlist for the World Architecture Festival Awards 2017. Congratulations to Savage + Dodd Architects, Boogertman + Partners Architects, HKA - Hermann Kamte & Associates, AMKNA, Heatherwick Studio, Ntsika Architects, and Abdullah Ahmed N AlDabbous!
Shown here is Savage + Dodd Architects's building at Sol Plaatje University which is up for two awards - Higher Education in the Built category, and Best Use of Colour. We think it's a worthy winner and that's why it was our cover model in July last year!
See all the finalists here: www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/2017-shortlist
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The The City of Cape Town has identified 11 sites for affordable/social housing in Woodstock and Salt River and is calling on the private sector to provide proposals to build integrated communities in the urban core. Use of green technologies, materials and efficiencies prioritised. Councillor Brett Heron is to provide more information over the coming weeks.
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