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Nina Maritz: Understanding and responding to context

Nina Maritz: Understanding and responding to context

Namibian architect Nina Maritz discusses her architectural journey, and her strong focus on an ecocentric architecture rooted in culturally sensitive, environmental, sustainable and community-based projects.



This a well-researched and beautifully presented study of the sculptural mud architecture of West Africa is stunning. These often beautiful buildings were designed and built by architects for kings and emperors, making the best of local materials and know-how.

Freedom Park

Driven by the necessity for the diverse people of South Africa and the world to understand and appreciate the country’s struggle for liberation, The Freedom Park was born as a national and international icon of humanity and freedom. The Freedom Park, with its Garden of Remembrance, is located on a 52-hectare site on Salvokop Hill at the entrance into Tshwane (Pretoria) from Johannesburg.