Zeitz MOCAA

Photos by Iwan Baan
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan

The museum is housed in 9,500 sq metres of custom designed space, spread over nine floors, carved out of the monumental structure of the historic Grain Silo Complex. The silo, disused since 1990, stands as a monument to the industrial past of Cape Town, at one time the tallest building in South Africa, now given new life through the transformation by Heatherwick Studio.

Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan

The galleries and the atrium space at the centre of the museum have been carved from the silos’ dense cellular structure of forty-two tubes that pack the building. The development includes 6,000 sq metres of exhibition space in 80 gallery spaces, a rooftop sculpture garden, state of the art storage and conservation areas, a bookshop, a restaurant, bar, and reading rooms. The museum will also house Centres for a Costume Institute, Photography, Curatorial Excellence, the Moving Image, Performative Practice and Art Education.

Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan

The R500 million (£30 million) development of Zeitz MOCAA, announced in November 2013, has been created in a partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, as a not-for-profit public cultural institution in the heart of one of most visited cultural and historical hubs in Africa. Set on the edge of a natural, historic working harbour, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop, and sweeping views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks, V&A Waterfront attracts up to 100,000 people a day.

Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan

Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Iwan Baan
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
Thomas Heatherwick, Iwan Baan · Zeitz MOCAA
Thomas Heatherwick
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