South Africa: MOCAA – grain silos turn art museum

Mocaa Cape Town

The mixed-use Silo District of V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa, has a new addition. On 22 September 2017, one of the 22 historic landmarks in the 123-hectares district opens its doors to the public. Mocaa Cape TownThe repurposed and redesigned 57-meter high grain silo that was built in 1921 with 116 vertical tubes has been transformed into the world’s largest contemporary African art museum.Mocaa Cape TownThe Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), a collaboration between V&A Waterfront and German business entrepreneur Jochen Zeitz, once processed wheat, maize, soya, and sorghum and had been South Africa’s tallest building. Mocaa Cape town interiorIt defined Cape Town’s skyline for many years. After a four-year redesign by V&A Waterfront, in consultation with London-based Heatherwick Studio and local architects, the disused commercial building has been injected with a new life.
Mocaa Cape Town exhibitionOn 6,000 square meters exhibition space, 100 galleries display the latest and greatest in African contemporary art and design. A rooftop sculpture garden, bookshop, restaurant, bar, and several reading rooms give the visitors a chance relax and enjoy this new art space.Mocaa Cape Town sculpture rooftopMOCAA is a non-profit cultural institution with the purpose of giving access to all to embrace the right to cultural participation. Special programs will allow all children and visitors from underprivileged backgrounds free admission.
Mocaa cape town exhibitionPhotos are by Iwaan Baan. If you are interested to see more of his work, please download the Kohler Magazine (13MB).
Mocaa Cape Town interiorsSource: photos are courtesy of Africanism.net

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