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Zeitz MOCAA

Cape Town, South Africa

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The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) will open to the public at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront this September. The world’s largest museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora has been designed by Heatherwick Studio based in London. The Grain Silo Complex, disused since 1990, stands as a monument to the industrial past of Cape Town, at one time the tallest building in South Africa. The development includes 80 galleries, a rooftop sculpture garden, state of the art storage and conservation areas, a bookshop, a restaurant and bar, and various reading rooms. The museum will also house a Costume Institute and centres for Photography, Curatorial Excellence, the Moving Image, Performative Practice and Art Education. Find out more about the opening from the Zeitz MOCAA’s website.

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Rendering of the Zeitz MOCAA floor plan. Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Rendering of the Zeitz MOCAA floor plan. Courtesy of Heatherwick Studio

Exterior view of the Zeitz MOCAA Silo Square. Credit: Iwan Baan / Heatherwick Studio

Exterior view of the Zeitz MOCAA Silo Square. Credit: Iwan Baan / Heatherwick Studio

Exterior view of Zeitz MOCAA. Credit: Iwan Baan / Heatherwick Studio

Exterior view of Zeitz MOCAA. Credit: Iwan Baan / Heatherwick Studio

Exterior view of Zeitz MOCAA. Credit: Iwan Baan / Heatherwick Studio

Exterior view of Zeitz MOCAA. Credit: Iwan Baan / Heatherwick Studio

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