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CS Studio Architects / South Africa DAWID KLAASTE MULTI-PURPOSE CENTRE, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 2005 This centre in the township of Lainsburg is the result of several meetings with the residents, who have both chosen the location of the centre and defined a number of important reference points to the stories the centre was to tell: the local fauna, a flood that struck the township in 1981, the windmill as a symbol of the region, the famous imprint of a large water scorpion in a 260 million year old fossil found in the area, an old railway. As an example, the restaurant at the place takes the form of a railway carriage. The red colour of the building refers to the flood, which was described by the residents as ‘an angry red bull’ that raged through the town. The windmilllike tower functioned exclusively as a landmark. MULTI-PURPOSE 199


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