South Africa’s architecture is defined by a multicultural history. Located at the southernmost tip of the continent, the county has built upon past traditions and building techniques in a range of modern architecture and cultural projects. These structures showcase new design approaches in South Africa and experiment with diverse formal and spatial strategies. South Africa’s landscape stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans and borders five countries to the north and east. While a majority of South Africans are of Bantu ancestry, the country is home to a range of ethnic groups, languages and communities. With 11 official languages, there is diverse representation in the country's democracy between a parliamentary republic and nine provinces. South Africa’s multiethnic and pluralistic cultural landscape is reflected in the built environment itself.
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