Heatherwick’s Studio recent project of the Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is reimagined, using an old grain silo complex to bring forth the largest museum for promoting African contemporary art. Located in V&A Waterfront, Capetown, it’s one of South Africa’s biggest industrial city. Heatherwick Studio transformed the silos to capture and show the progressive history of the waterfront from it’s Industrial age to using the museum as a cultural epicenter. MOCAA’s final design holds up to 80 galleries and 6,000 square meters of exhibition space. It’s interior space consists of 9,500 square meter, 9 floors, commercial space and a rooftop garden. View more of the project below. Photography courtesy of Iwan Baan.
Japanese architect, Hiroshi Sambuichi, has released his first major international exhibition in Copenhagen. Incorporating forces of nature, derived from his inspiration of natural elements, in which he aggregates to his architectural practice. The entire subterranean space was transformed with vegetation, natural light, and the returning element of water.
Sambuichi also built his own version of the Itsukushima shrine from the island of Miyajima, to compliment and contrast the natural element of water that runs through the reservoir. View more of the installation below. Photography courtesy of Rasmus Hjortshøj