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Freedom Park Museum and Archive

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Office of Collaborative Architects, GAPP architects and urban designers, Mashabane Rose associates, MMA architects
location Pretoria
function archive, memorial space, museum
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Freedom Park is set on a a 52-hect. hilly landscape. A memorial that will narrate the story of South Africa. All elements in the park are linked together by a spiral path, Mveledzo. As with the other elements in Freedom Park, the museum and archive building //hapo was designed to blend into the landscape, rather than impose on it. By sculpting the building frames using steel structures and overlaying them with copper, //hapo was shaped to resemble boulders. Each of the 7 epochs or eras will be depicted in a separate boulder. Surrounded by large trees and other vegetation, the copper will fade and turn the colour of the boulders in the area. The interior was designed to resonate with the mountainous shelters in which many traditional healers live and the sites inhabited by the Khoisan. The cracks and fissures of the natural boulders and rocks found on the site are echoed in the design of the windows with deep-set openings and complex irregular shapes.

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Freedom Park Museum and Archive
Salvokop Nelson Mandela Drive
South Africa
Project is public!
Opening hours Tel +27 (0)12 336 4000
How to get there? Freedom Park is located at the entrance into Tshwane (Pretoria) from Johannesburg.
This project is part of 1 guide Memorial by svh
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Completion 9- 2010
Main designer, ArchitectOffice of Collaborative Architects
ArchitectGAPP architects and urban designers
ArchitectMashabane Rose associates
ArchitectMMA architects
Client Freedom Park Trust
Project ID 6184
Latitude/Longitude 25°45'60S 28°11'22E
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