The heart of the Silo District is the re-imagining of the historic Grain Silo into the internationally anticipated Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA).
Zeitz MOCAA is a public not-for-profit cultural institution. A partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, the museum is dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora and will house the Zeitz Collection, considered the most extensive and representative collection of contemporary art rom Africa.
Until the turn of the millennium, the Grain Silo was at the heart of the operational life of the city’s waterfront dock. Now this heritage structure – which was in its time the tallest building in Cape Town – will reach a new zenith with the combination of contemporary art and industrial design to build a momentous institution for art, culture and education.
The development of the Silo District is the realisation of urban, waterfront living. The history of the silo district lies in the purely working world of industry and storage. Now the space between city and water is designed with thought and consideration for urban conservation and sustainability. A space that strives for effortless living.
The silo district is the modern development and natural extension of the inclusive vision of the V&A Waterfront. The scope and diversity of the V&A Waterfront’s growth is showcased across a variety of residential, retail, commercial and leisure developments.
Jointly owned by Growthpoint Properties Limited and the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and represented by the Public Investment Corporation Limited (PIC) the V&A Waterfront was developed in 1988 by the state owned transport corporation, Transnet Limited. Growthpoint is the largest South African listed property company and PIC is one of the largest investment managers in Africa.