Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 - Page 51

of concrete rubble carted away for recycling by a combination of man and machine just in order to receive the shell of the atrium and walkway spaces. All these structures were reinforced using 8,569m3 of new concrete and only once this was all done could the finishing and grinding processes commence. This involved blanketing the entire atrium in scaffolding and having 35 grinding teams grind the three dimensional surfaces for six months to achieve the finish you see in the atrium today. Zeitz Mocaa Conclusion Zeitz MOCAA has been included in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International List 2018. The project has also been nominated for the RIBA International Prize 2018, awarded to a building that exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers social impact. There is no doubt that Zeitz MOCAA provides a unique reflection of the Mother City’s industrial past, which will place the building firmly on the global architecture map. 51