dhk Architects Norval Foundation Art Museum
Norval Foundation Art Museum is Golden Design Award winner in 2018 - 2019 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Category.
Norval Foundation Art Museum

Norval Foundation is a modern pavilion for art set against a dramatic mountain and vineyard landscape. The building’s architectural design is a pure expression of form; a bold rectangular mass, delineating its heavy-walled enclosure and light oversailing roof. The selected materials palette is raw and honest, comprising primarily precast concrete, natural timber, granite and glass, contrasting the natural landscape. The building is constrained by a linear site, between a busy road and an existing wetland, creating a private space for the sculpture garden.

Norval Foundation Art Museum
dhk Architects Norval Foundation
dhk Architects Art Museum
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dhk Architects

dhk has a firmly established reputation as a design-led multidisciplinary studio which incorporates architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design. More than 130 people contribute to the success of the company across these disciplines making dhk one of the largest architectural practices in Africa. dhk’s integrated approach to design in the built environment, coupled with innovative solutions, has garnered international recognition with projects across Africa and in Europe, and offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Norval Foundation

Norval Foundation is a centre for the research and exhibition of 20th and 21st century visual art from South Africa and beyond. Norval Foundation fosters connections between individuals, art and artists. Inspired by its natural setting, its mission is to make modern and contemporary art and ideas widely accessible to a range of audiences. This is achieved through the care of art, interpretation and presentation of exhibitions, publications, special events, concerts, educational initiatives and an artists-in-residence programme.