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Old June 4th, 2014, 07:18 PM   #1
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CAPE TOWN | Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa | U/C

Heatherwick Studio, based in London, is recognised internationally for projects including the UK Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron, the New Bus for London and the redevelopment of Pacific Place, a 640,000m2 complex in the centre of Hong Kong.




Thomas Heatherwick said: “How do you turn forty-two vertical concrete tubes into a place to experience contemporary culture? Our thoughts wrestled with the extraordinary physical facts of the building. There is no large open space within the densely packed tubes and it is not possible to experience these volumes from inside. Rather than strip out the evidence of the building’s industrial heritage, we wanted to find a way to enjoy and celebrate it. We could either fight a building made of concrete tubes or enjoy its tube-iness”.

The solution developed by Heatherwick Studio was to carve galleries and a central circulation space from the silos’ cellular concrete structure to create an exceptionally spacious, cathedral-like central atrium filled with light from an overhead glass roof. The architects have cut a cross-section through eight of the central concrete tubes. The result will be an oval atrium surrounded by concrete shafts overhead and to the sides. Light streaming through the new glass roof will accentuate the roundness of the tubes. The chemistry of these intersecting geometries creates an extraordinary display of edges, achieved with advanced concrete cutting techniques. This atrium space will be used for monumental art commissions not seen in Africa until this construction.

The other silo bins will be carved away above ground level leaving the rounded exterior walls intact. Inside pristine white cubes will provide gallery spaces not only for the Zeitz MOCAA permanent collection, but also for international travelling exhibitions.

Imagine forty-two 33 metre high concrete tubes each with a diameter of 5.5 metres, with no open space to experience the volume from within.

Zeitz MOCAA will have 80 galleries, 18 education areas, a rooftop sculpture garden, a state of the art storage and conservation area, and Centres for Performative Practice, the Moving Image, Curatorial Excellence and Education. Heatherwick Studios have designed all the necessary amenities for a public institution of this scale including bookstores, a restaurant and bar, coffee shop, orientation rooms, a donors’ room, fellows’ room and various reading rooms.

The extraordinary collection of old underground tunnels will be re-engineered to create unusual education and site specific spaces for artists to dialogue with the original structure. Cylindrical lifts rise inside bisected tubes and stairs spiral upwards like giant drill bits. The shafts are capped with strengthened glass that can be walked over, drawing light down into the building.

The monumental façades of the silos and the lower section of the tower are maintained without inserting new windows. The thick layers of render and paint are removed to reveal the raw beauty of the original concrete.

From the outside, the greatest visible change is the creation of special pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the existing geometry of the grain elevator’s upper floors, which bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building’s upper storeys into a glowing lantern or beacon in the harbour.

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Who will build Cape Town’s iconic museum, MoCAA: Groundbreaking
Posted by Jade Leaf on May 30, 2014

Yesterday, the V&A Waterfront’s historical grain silos took a step forward to becoming the permanent home of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). FUTURE CAPE TOWN attended the official ground breaking today the V&A announced the local partners that will work alongside renowned British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s team in the R500 million transformation.

Construction

WBHO has been appointed as the lead construction contractor. For the past year and a half, they’ve had to test a complex construction process, as well as the feasibility of the design elements in this process.

Project Managers

MACE is the Principal Agent and Project Manager.

Engineers

Sutherland and Arup are the appointed structural engineers and Francis Archer from Arup London will lend his expertise to the technically challenging project. Archer was instrumental in the production of the Garden Bridge project over the Thames River in London, the new Scottish Parliament building and the impressive Hause für Musik und Musiktheater (MUMUTH) in Austria.

Quantity Surveyor

MLC has been appointed as the quantity surveyor.

Local Design Team

Van Der Merwe Miszewski (VDMMA), Rick Brown Associates (RBA) and Jacobs Parker are the three local architectural firms who will assist in bringing the innovative project to life, with Jacobs Parker responsible for the Museum fit out.

WBHO, MACE, Van Der Merwe Miszewski and Rick Brown Associates have all previously worked together as the team behind the 6 star Green Star SA Design rated No. 1 Silo and the 4 star Green Star rated No. 2 Silo buildings, adjacent to the Grain Silo complex.

In a first for Africa, Zeitz MOCAA will introduce Category A climate control in the galleries. The technology has been endorsed by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and is used in internationally renowned galleries such as Pompdiou Metz, Pulitzer and Paul Klee. The technology offers the highest level of protection to a collection and is the most advanced climate control technology available at present. It will allow MOCAA to exhibit any piece of art, no matter how fragile.

Construction on the Grain Silo complex is due to be completed by late 2016. Zeitz MOCAA is expected to take occupancy in November 2016, with the museum officially opening to the public in February 2017.

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FRIDAY MAY 30, 2014

Construction officially started yesterday on the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz Mocaa), which will be housed in the Waterfront's historic grain silo built almost 100 years ago.

Media gathered in what will be the main entrance of Zeitz Mocaa yesterday before construction began. The cobwebbed, cathedral-like space has been disused for about 10 years, aside from being a stately home for a large number of pigeons.


The interior of the grain silo.

Chief executive of the V&A Waterfront David Green said they had long been searching for a use for the space that would still respect and preserve the history and soul of the building.

The museum will have 80 galleries, with the capacity to hold the largest collection of African art in the world.

Its founding collection will be the Zeitz Collection gathered over 25 years by former Puma chief executive Jochen Zeitz, who became an unintentional collector after starting with just a few pieces he just liked to have and look at.

He visited Africa for the first time about 25 years ago and from then on has used 'every spare minute' exploring the continent and, along the way, collecting art.

He had never seen a significant representation of African art and so was searching for a space to build 'with the clear intention and purpose in mind of representing the diaspora of African art'.

'I am humbled to contribute to something that will have historical significance,' said Zeitz.

The R500 million development should be completed by November 2016, with doors opening to the public by about March 2017. The museum will open from noon until midnight, with mornings dedicated to children.

The basement level will have two classrooms which can hold up to 50 children. One of the classrooms will be a wet room where children can make as much mess as they want. Transport and lunch for children will be sponsored and they're even seeking expert advice on nutritional lunches.

There will also be 16 educational pods so the educational aspect is integrated into the gallery system.

There will afternoon and evening classes for adults. There will also be a tea room and restaurant and the potential for event spaces for up to 5 000 people.

Executive director and chief curator of the museum Mark Coetzee returned to South Africa five months ago after 25 years of studying, training and working abroad, most recently running museums in New York.

Coetzee's dream has always been to bring home the skills he has learnt from overseas scholarships.

Coetzee said it was important for the museum to engage new audiences, to reach out to the whole continent and to the world and to have the facilities to welcome people from all incomes and all age groups.

'We have to find ways to engage every audience on their terms,' he said.

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Love that design. Blends in nicely.
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Awesome transformation project.

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This is amazing! Turning an old building into a wonderful art center. And the design is fantastic!
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It's at the top left, if anyone's wondering At the waterfront.
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Here's a general idea of the area around the development. The Zeitz MOCAA is on the left (where the scaffolding is). The sites in front, behind the green hoard, and to the left behind Zeitz will soon be home to another 4 mixed-use developments:



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A couple more location shots by HOBERMAN. Via VDMMA Architects on Facebook:




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An aerial overview of the Silo District once all of the developments are completed in 2017:

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I just love it when old utility buildings are reused like this! Not to mention it looks fantastic. Who knew such an awesome abstract pattern could come from slicing hollow tubes like that?
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