P R O J E C T S

Northern Cape Legislature
Kimberley, South Africa
Completed 2002

The buildings of this legislature complex fall around a central patlelo or gathering place like a sangoma's bones. Local context was of prime importance to architects Luis Ferreira da Silva who won the design competition that launched the project. Thus it was also a prime motivator for the landscape, the aim of which was to provide an apparently natural setting for the indigenous buildings. Only plants occurring naturally in the province were used, and stonework evokes local textures.

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