Architecture from the frontline.

Show simple item record le Roux, Hannah Southwood, David Duker, Rob 2014-01-14T13:26:27Z 2014-01-14T13:26:27Z 2008-07-31
dc.identifier.citation Le Roux, Hannah. 2008. Architecture from the frontline. Domus 916:2008 July 31 pp44-50 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net10539/13474
dc.description Holcim Awards. Text: Le Roux,Hannah Design: Noero Wolff Architects Photos: Southwood,David; Duker,Rob en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The photographs of Noero Wolff’s Red Location Museum suggest a post-traumatic state: all debris, dust and raw material, roaming children, and a tight, almost tense order that holds it all together. The building has striking composure, but it is the gritty setting that locates it in a compelling narrative. Noero Wolff won the commission in an open competition in 1998. The brief envisaged a museum and craft centre to celebrate South Africa’s history of struggle at its heart, in Red Location, an old township that had shown strong resistance to apartheid. The post-apartheid government developed such sites as a policy of representation: unable to bring immediate wealth to their vast numbers of impoverished supporters, it invested in symbolic projects for museums and parks that could bring the subsequent benefits of tourism. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Domus en_ZA
dc.subject Art Spaces, Human Rights en_ZA
dc.title Architecture from the frontline. en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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