dhk architects’ norval foundation displays south african art within a wetland ecosystem


situated on the slopes of the constantiaberg mountain, in steenberg, cape town, the norval foundation by dhk architects is built to display 20 and 21st century art from south africa. the project combines a gallery building and a sculpture park, which incorporates an incredibly sensitive existing wetland ecosystem.

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in the heart of the constantia winelands, the norval foundation offers panoramic views across the surrounding vineyards and mountains. located on the stretch of site between steenberg road and the wetland, the sculptural, longitudinal gallery building houses the gallery spaces, public facilities and offices within its two parallel, off shutter, concrete walls. dhk architects has anchored the building on a granite clad podium, which encloses the…

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