The design of the room focuses primarily on the stages in setting up and understanding a new democracy. The division of the room into three distinct parts creates the journey from past, through present toward the future. Instantly one is grasped by the intensity of light and the expanse of a redeveloping, layered city. The space is not intended as a destination, but merely a starting point for the future.
Maboneng, meaning ‘Place of Light’, is a fully integrated urban neighbourhood on the east side of Johannesburg CBD. Both a mixed-use development and urban community, Maboneng is home to several independent retail, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as loft apartments, offices, film and sound studios, a hotel, a museum and creative factory spaces. As such, the Maboneng Precinct offers a range of well-designed and affordable spaces within an urban landscape in Johannesburg. With all its offerings, Maboneng has proved to be a popular destination for both local and international tourists.