Despite the drought, Cape Town-based museum showered with praise

Despite the drought, Cape Town-based museum showered with praise

- The Cape Town Museum has won global recognition

- It is carved out of old corn silos

- The museum houses works of contemporary art

The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art has been named the world's nest public building and has been awarded a host of awards from around the globe.

Briefly.co.za has confirmed that the museum cost billions of rands to build and is worth every cent.

One of the world's leading design publications, Wallpaper Magazine, named the museum the best public building on earth for the year 2018 according to huffingtonpost.co.za.

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Thomas Heatherwick, a British architect, designed the beautiful building. The European philanthropist and namesake of the museum Joachen Zeitz had initiated the project.

The museum is carved out of old corn silos which make up the key structure of the museum and is called by the Wallpaper Magazine a "concrete catacomb of galleries".

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"Grand gestures define Cape Town's new Zeitz MOCAA. As a much-heralded cultural waypoint, the vast converted grain silos are proving to be a key draw on the city's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Topped by the exclusive Silo Hotel, the new home to Jochen Zeitz's impressive collection of contemporary African art is a concrete catacomb of galleries. Heatherwick Studio has made typically bold strokes at the building's heart, making elaborate cuts into the structure's concrete cylinders to form a towering, quasi-organic atrium," Wallpaper judges said in a statement.

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