Albie Sachs on designing the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Albie Sachs talks about the design of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, a building that is “a place for everybody”.

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In his Design Indaba Conference 2006 speaker talk Judge Albie Sachs took the audience on a tour of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

He spoke about how dreams, methods and madness formed a relationship that led to a building that came to symbolise the new constitutional democracy in South Africa.

Situated where an old fort prison once stood, the Constitutional Court removes the negativity of the area and replaces it with a positive symbol of South Africa’s future. Sachs also spoke about the design of the Constitutional Court logo, which expresses, captures, projects and adds to what South African’s democracy stands for. 

 

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