Freedom Park

Mashabane Rose Architects

Design assistant

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Freedom Park is a significant post-apartheid memorial site dedicated to those who have fallen in the pursuit of freedom. The large park, which comprises a combination of sinuous, indigenous landscaping, walls of remembrance, sanctuary spaces, and outdoor gathering areas, is located on top of Salvokop Hill in Pretoria.

I worked for Mashabane Rose Architects during 2006 and 2007, who were design partners on the project. My involvement was primarily focussed on the concept design for the //Hapo museum that skirts the site’s northern edge.

The large copper-clad building breaks and twists its way along the bottom of Salvokop, a tectonic, planar mass centred on an indigenous knowledge garden.

Around the garden, circular storytelling/oral history spaces form the core nexuses for the exhibition design. The celebrated building was opened in 2010.