Carving out A Legacy

by Charlotte Briggs, C.ENG., Senior Engineer; Arup, London,
Francis Archer, C.ENG., Ph.D., Associate Director; Arup, London,
Justin Arendse, Technical Director; Sutherland, Cape Town,
Tessa Brunette, Senior Façade Designer; Arup, Cape Town,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 5, Pg. 46-55


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: Once a grain silo complex consisting of a working house and storage annex for the processing of grain and other products, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and the Silo Hotel are the products of a unique vision by the architect, design innovation by the engineers, and a leap of faith by the client. Completed in 2017 at a cost of £30 million, the new complex pays homage to Cape Town, South Africa’s history and culture.

Subject Headings: Crops | Silos | Residential buildings | Public buildings | Commercial buildings | Architects | Building design | Innovation | Africa

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