Heatherwick to Transform Cape Town’s Grain Silo into Contemporary Art Museum

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Imagine forty-two, 33 meter high concrete tubes each with a diameter of 5.5 meters, with no open space to experience the volume from within. The brief from the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) for London-based Heatherwick Studio was to “reimagine the Grain Silo Complex at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront with an architectural intervention inspired by its own historic character,” calling for a “solution unique for Africa” in order to create “the highest possible quality of exhibition space for the work displayed inside.” Heatherwick’s response will be the creation of a “a new kind of museum in an African context.”

The International School of Hout Bay / Luis Mira Architects + StudioMAS + Sergio Aguilar

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Architects: StudioMAS, Luis Mira Architects, Sergio Aguilar
Location: Cape Town,
Design Team: Sean Mahoney (StudioMas), Michael Lumby (StudioMas), Charlton Botha (StudioMas), Sergio Aguilar (Plus Arquitectura), Katie Irvine and Luis Mira
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Area: 1610.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Wieland Gleich

PLAYscapes Competition Results Announced

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“People tend to forget that play is serious.” – David Hockney

, an international design competition launched earlier this year asking people to “submit a plan or proposal to turn a neglected forgotten part of your city into a playscape,” has announced their winning entries. Set up by Building Trust International, the competition called for “professional and student architects and designers from cities around the world to propose ideas which encouraged public interaction and turned redundant city spaces into fun creative places.”

Find out more about the winning professional entry from the City of , entitled Cape Town Gardens Skatepark, along with the winning student entry from the Lusiada University of Lisbon, entitled Bring a Pal and Have Fun, after the break…

Melkbos / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Melkbosstrand, Cape Town,
Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Philip Olmesdahl & Francois Geldenhuys
Photographs: Courtesy of SAOTA

Kloof 151 / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA
Location: Clifton, ,
Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni & Johann van der Vyver
Interior Design: Mark Rielly & Ashleigh Gilmour
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of SAOTA

De Wet 34 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Bantry Bay, ,
Project Team: Stefan Antoni, Bobby Hugill, Duke Williams
Interior Design: OKHA Interiors – Adam Court
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Letch, SAOTA

Head Road 1815 / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Fresnaye, Cape Town,
Project Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni
Interior Decor: Client
Year: 2007
Photographs: SAOTA

St Leon 10 / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Bantry Bay, Cape Town,
Architects In Charge: Stefan Antoni & Philip Olmesdahl
Interior Design: Antoni Associates – Mark Rielly
Year: 2008
Photographs: Courtesy of SAOTA

Clifton View 7 / Antoni Associates

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Architects: Antoni Associates
Location: Clifton, Cape Town,
Interior Architecture: Mark Rielly
Interior Decor: Adam Court
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Letch

POD / Greg Wright Architects

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Architects: Greg Wright Architects
Location: Cape Town,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kate Del Fante Scott

Head Road 1816 / SAOTA

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Architects: Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Fresnaye, , South Africa
Design Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni, Tamaryn Hammond, Mark Bullivant
Interior Decor: Maxine Olmesdahl
Year: 2011
Photographs: Adam Letch

Glen 2961 / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Oranjezicht, , South Africa
Design Team: Philip Olmesdahl, Stefan Antoni, Kate Del Fante
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Letch

Pearl Valley 334 / SAOTA

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: ,
Interior Architecture: Mark Rielly, Jon Case
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Adam Letch

Montrose / SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects

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Architects: SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Project Team: Stefan Antoni
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Wieland Gleich

Architecture ZA 2012 Biennial Festival: Re-scripting Architecture

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The AZA 2012 Biennial Festival in , will feature six international architects to join South African architects in a conversation about architectural practice and its role in the context of the city.  The participating speakers include David Adjaye, founder of Adjaye Associates, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kajima of Atelier Bow-WowTatiana Bilbao, Teddy Cruz of Estudio Teddy Cruz, Rahul Mehrotra, founder of RMA Architects and Kibwe Tavares co-founder of Factory Fifteen, in addition to others.  This is the second Architecture ZA event, a premier urban culture festival that brings together cutting-edge thinkers and multi-disciplinary practitioners from around the world.  It will be held on September 13-16, 2012 and will include various events, talks, film screenings, conferences and tours.

Read on for more about the speakers invited to AZA 2012.

Nettleton 198 / SAOTA

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Architects: Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects
Location: Clifton, , South Africa
Design Team: Greg Truen, Stefan Antoni, Jacques Prinsloo
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Adam Letch

Kuyasa Transport Interchange / MEYER+VORSTER Architects

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Architects: MEYER+VORSTER Architects
Location: ,
Client: City of Cape Town
Project Management and Team Leader: Iliso Consulting (Pty) Ltd
Photographs: Courtesy of MEYER+VORSTER Architects

Spa House / Metropolis Design

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Architect: Metropolis Design
Location: Hout Bay, ,
Project Team: Jon Jacobson, Jenny Bath, Shani Schabort
Client: Cape Dream Stay
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Metropolis Design