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Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre

contributed by 323 World Architecture Festival , 2 September 2009

 


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Description Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre:

Sited at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, with rounded roofs and surfaced in local rubble in order to become part of the landscape.

 

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Information Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre:

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WAF,
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South Africa



Year end: 
2009


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None (All rights reserved)


Comments to Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre:

South African Interpretation Centre wins World Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival Awards 2009

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre in South Africa, designed by Peter Rich Architects of Johannesburg, has won global architecture’s most coveted accolade of World Building of the Year at the prestigious World Architecture Festival Awards (WAF Awards) 2009

Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, which is situated at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, is designed to house artifacts from the region’s prehistory. The project is underpinned by a strong social programme, using the skills and labour of local people and involving them in the design and construction process. Judges praised the project for its roughness and hand-crafted intelligence. They also admired the way in which it handled issues of sustainability and its relationship to the landscape.
commented by 2 Jordi Ber, 7 November 2009

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