Location :Langa, Western cape

Completion: 1996 – 1999

“Guga S’thebeKudala Usophulela”  is a Xhosa idiom praising an aging serving platter for its enduring friendly service. The platter serves everyone welcomed in the house and has served many generations and different types of people from all walks of life, preparing and nourishing them for the future.

The site is located on the main street in Langa and Church Street. Maranga square, the site where thousands of people burnt their passes before marching to town in 1954, sits to the east of the site. The building deals with the significance of the site while clearly being a public building despite its modest size. The aim of the project is to provide a home for arts, culture and heritage for the Western Cape, which is unique and culturally reflective. READ MORE

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