Competition for the New Offices of the premier of the Eastern Cape in 

Bhisho,Eastern Cape




2nd place SAIA Bhisho New Premiers Office International Competition 2009


In seeking to produce a relevant, contemporary building which resonates with its specific time and place as well as with the diverse histories and cultures of its users, this design proposal has delved through the layers of history and culture of the Eastern Cape region to seek out those elements which serve as universally applicable informants for the organisation of both conceptual and architectonic space. It attempts to embody and manifest a broadly democratic, enlightened, inspiring and integrated vision of the institutions and activities which it is to house.

Entry by E van den Berg,J Wassenar,C van der Berg and C Wood