Arch for Arch is a commissioned architectural structure that...
Arch for Arch is a commissioned architectural structure that commemorates the work and life of one of South Africa’s most celebrated figures, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
The wooden arches were bent by Croatian boat builder Dario Farcic in Johannesburg. Each strand of wood bears a single line from the South African Constitution’s preamble, signifying the founding principles on which the country is built.
A version of the Arch for Arch structure has been installed near St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town and launched on 7 October 2017 to coincide with Tutu’s 86th birthday.
Another will be installed at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on 10 December 2017 to coincide with the 21st anniversary of the South African Constitution. The Arch for Arch project was completed with the generous help of Design Indaba sponsor Liberty.
Originally published here.
See photos of the unveiling. (All photos by Daniel Ruthland Manners)
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