Turbine Hall, Johannesburg

What started out in the late 1920s as a power station has been transformed into a contemporary function venue known as Turbine Hall, run by the Forum Company. Located in Johannesburg’s Newtown Cultural Precinct, the building’s refurbishment included equipping it with modern conveniences while preserving its historical architecture. more

Art Deco architecture

Signs of Art Deco architecture are scattered across South Africa’s major cities like sand in a desert. Wander through most downtown areas and be delighted by stepped forms, chevron patterns and sweeping curves. In Johannesburg alone there are over 100 buildings in the style, many of them national monuments. more

Cape Dutch architecture

The Cape Dutch style is synonymous with architecture in the Cape. Anyone with an eye for architecture and history will revel in the beautiful simplicity of the style and the stories that come with it. For those whose bent is elsewhere, the architecture is also strongly linked to the wine region. more