The Art Newspaper
The British architect David Adjaye expands his portfolio with yet another high-profile cultural project on the horizon. The “starchitect” has been commissioned to design a temporary pavilion in Johannesburg’s central transport hub, Park Station Precinct. “The pavilion will not only be a beautifully designed structure, but will form part of a much larger project to cement a space for food and culture in the inner-city, reigniting the old station concourse into a bustling public space once again,” says a spokeswoman for Designing_SouthAfrica, the non-profit organisation behind the project (the Johannesburg Development Agency is also a project partner). Adjaye’s dramatic venture, to be unveiled next February, will be based on the sweeping grand arches in Johannesburg’s historic Park Station.
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