Zeitz Museum set to become Cape Town’s ‘centrepiece’

Mail & Guardian | Muhammad Dawjee:


English designer Thomas Heatherwick shares his vision for Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which he describes as as a place of imagination. 

Thomas Heatherwick (45), an English designer and founder of the London-based Heatherwick Studio, is acclaimed as an innovator in the field of contemporary design. 

‘A machine for culture’: Artist’s impressions of the design by Thomas Heatherwick for the art museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

One example is his London bus (2010) that reimagines the iconic red bus and brings delight back to the experience of everyday transport. Another example is the Olympic cauldron (2012) that celebrates the coming together of 204 nations, each represented by a single copper petal of fire.

These aren’t buildings and Heatherwick isn’t necessarily an architect, but he has been in Cape Town working on new ways to make an imaginative public space…


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