TU Delft MSc 1st Year Studio Project | Robben Island, South Africa | 2006
From Liberation to Deliberation
Designed by Auzie Triratnamurti
The wall is a line on the plan and a primordial, inevitable and necessary architectural element in our environment. The studio tries to comment on contemporary social divisions and invisible walls between different races, tribes, religions, through the simple element of wall. With a research conducted on belhuis in Rotterdam, studying the ‘mediating wall’ elements, the design seek inversion of the power of the wall and give the meanings a twist by designing an extension to the old museum in Robben Island, South Africa, which used to be a prison for many important freedom fighters during Apartheid era in South Africa, most famously, the former president Nelson Mandela.
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