The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a contemporary art museum located at the V&A Waterfront on the banks of Table Bay overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world.
The museum opened on September 22, 2017.
The museum building was constructed from the conversion of the 57m tall historic Grain Silo, originally built in 1921 and decommissioned in 2001.
The architects, Heatherwick Studio, aimed to conserve and celebrate the original structure's industrial heritage, while simultaneously excavating large open spaces from the 42 densely-packed concrete cylinders from which it was comprised.
Using a variety of concrete-cutting techniques, the interior of the building was carved out to create a number of galleries and a large central atrium.
The remaining concrete shafts were capped with strengthened glass in order to allow natural light to enter and create a "cathedral-like" interior. From the exterior, the most noticeable change to the original structure was the addition of pillowed glass panels in the building's upper floors. techniques, the interior of the building was carved out to create a number of galleries and a large central atrium.
Overall the 9,500sqm complex consists of nine floors with 6,000sqm of dedicated white cube exhibition space. Additionally there are 18 educational areas included on one floor, a sculpture garden on the lower part of the roof, as well as a restaurant and shop.
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