Beautiful.. so much better than just another statue.
Read more on News24Cape Town - The finishing touches are being put to a striking monument for Anglican Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu which will be unveiled in Cape Town in October to celebrate his birthday.
Called "Arch for Arch", the dome-shaped monument will be made of carefully bent wood with the 14 "strands" of the structure inscribed with excerpts from South Africa's Constitution.
It will be positioned between the Anglican St George's Cathedral, the Company's Garden, the Slave Lodge and Parliament in the city.
A team of 28 professionals that includes architects, engineers, an archaeologist and even an arborist is working on the labour of love almost every day.
Nordic architectural firm Snøhetta was commissioned by Design Indaba and the project was sponsored by financial services company Liberty.
This was after Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille asked Design Indaba CEO Ravi Naidoo to help create a monument to honour Tutu's legacy.