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South African edifice adjudged Best Tall Building in Middle East & Africa [Photos]

June 07, 2018 at 07:38 am | We Tour

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

June 07, 2018 at 07:38 am | We Tour

Photo Credit: Iwan Baan

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) on its 16th Annual CTBUH Awards Program held in Chicago announced the Zeitz MOCAA building in Cape Town, South Africa as the “Best Tall Building Middle East & Africa” for 2018.

The Zeitz MOCAA building represents the adaptive reuse of a massive grain storage and silo complex on the downtown waterfront of Cape Town, South Africa.

The top portion of the taller building was transformed into a luxury hotel, while the bottom portion of the elevator building and the storage annex is an international museum dedicated to contemporary African art.

From the outside, the greatest visible change to the original structure is the addition of glass windows inserted into the geometry, which by night transform the building into a glowing beacon on Table Bay.

Take a look at some photos of the building below:

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

 

Photo via @zeitzmocaa on Instagram

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