Zeitz MOCAA, Ciudad del Cabo
Heatherwick Studio 

Zeitz MOCAA, Ciudad del Cabo

Heatherwick Studio 

The grain silo of Cape Town had since the 1920s been used to store and process corn coming from different parts of South Africa. Over twenty years after it closed down, it has undergone an overhaul to house the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The preexisting building had two parts: a classification tower, which now serves as a lighthouse for the port and the city; and forty-two vertical concrete tubes, the transformation of which was the main technical challenge of the project.

Proyecto Project


Cliente Client

V&A Waterfront, Zeitz MOCAA  

Arquitectos Architects

Heatherwick Studio; Thomas Heatherwick (dirección de diseño design director); Mat Cash (dirección de grupo group leader); Stepan Martinovsky (dirección de proyecto project leader); Simona Auteri, Lucie Beauvert, Einar Blixhavn, Erich Breuer, Ruggero Bruno Chialastri, Yao Jen Chuang, James Darling, Francis Field, Alex Flood, Jeronimo Garcia, Sarah Gill, Hayley Henry, Xuanzhi Huang, Changyeob Lee, Julian Liang, Débora Mateo, Hannah Parker, Luke Plumbley, Matthew Pratt, Stefan Ritter, Luke Snow, Ondrej Tichý, Meera Yadave (equipo team)

Colaboradores Collaborators

VDMMA, RBA, Jacobs Parker, Mace, Sutherland, Arup, Solution Station, MLC, Lerch Bates, Solutions for Elevating, WBHO

Fotos Photos

Iwan Baan, Mark Williams