Zeitz MOCAA in the running to

Zeitz MOCAA in the running to be named global Building of the Year

And it’s not just competing with any old buildings – the competition is stiff, so we couldn’t be prouder.

Zeitz MOCAA in the running to

Zeitz MOCAA has been recognized as one of the best buildings in the world, and will be up against the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Foro Boca and LEGO House to take the title of Building of the Year.

Zeitz MOCAA is a collection of contemporary artwork that has been preserved researched and exhibited in Cape Town. It is the first major museum on the continent dedicated entirely to contemporary art.

Who designed Zeitz MOCAA?

Designed by international designer Thomas Heatherwick of Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA is the love child of a historic grain silo and a super modern building.

The building also serves as the host for temporary art exhibitions from around the world, so the design called for a truly Afro-centric look coupled with the highest possible quality of exhibition space, for both the permanent and temporary exhibitions.

The voting process and what you can do

Zeitz MOCAA is up against the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Foro Boca, Tianjin Binhai Library and LEGO House in the category of Cultural Architecture.

The public is encouraged to vote to ensure that the unique building gets the recognition it deserves.

To vote for the building, click here and follow the prompts.

Also read: Where it all began and Cape Town grain silo is now Africa’s largest modern art museum

Visiting Zeitz MOCAA

For avid art lovers, annual memberships are available and range in price from R250 per year to R10,000 per year.

As part of their ‘access for all’ philosophy, the museum offers free entry to all children under the age of 18.

On Wednesdays between 10 am and 1 pm, entrance is free for African citizens upon presentation of a valid ID card or book.

On Museum Nights, entry is free between 5 pm and 10 pm.

Alternatively, daily admission is R180 per adult. To buy tickets, click here.