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Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre | Peter Rich Architects The traditional timbrel vaulting, using locally made pressed soil cement tiles, allows the design to be materialized with minimal formwork and no steel reinforcement. In addition, the ambition was to also integrate local unskilled labor into a poverty relief program by training them to produce the over 200,000 tiles necessary in the construction of the domes. Inspiration Architecture, Interpretation Centre, Peter Rich, Peter O'Tool, South Africa, National Parks, Rich Architects, Cement Tile, Mapungubw Interpretation
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World Architecture Festival 2012: in the next movie from our series running up to this year’s World Architecture Festival, programme director Paul Finch tells us how the jury were ”bowled over” by the hand-constructed Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich Architects, winner of the festival’s World Building of the Year award in 2009.