Zeitz MOCAA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town, designed by Heatherwick Studio, is one of the most unusual museums on the African continent.

The project uses a 1920s ensemble: a package of 42 silo towers, a grain distribution unit and a tower. For the atrium of the new museum, the architects cut out an empty space in the shape of oversized grain in the silo cylinders.

All exhibition areas can now be accessed by lifts from this central hall. This impressive project is an example of the richness of contemporary architecture in South Africa, which will be the focus of our next Architectural Trip to Cape Town.