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+ 2009: Architecture South Africa Project Award

The Ngwenya Toll Plaza serves as a gateway to Swaziland. Its sculptural form strives to resemble the rich cultural origin of its’ people, while the tectonic character of the structure aims to convey a strong message of technological ability.

 

The design was influenced by two main Swazi-culture rituals, namely the Incwala and Umhlanga Ceremonies, and is based on the opposing feminine and masculine attributes of these rituals.

© Thomashoff + partner architects.