Slideshow: Presidential library design references ancient, contemporary African history

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Locally sourced, compressed earth will be used to create the red-hued, layered look of the rammed earth facade of the iconic Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library when it is constructed in Riviera, South Africa, a suburb of Johannesburg. Designed by architecture firm Adjaye Associates with local architect MMA Design Studio, the 5,400 sq m library will be formed from eight interconnected granary-style buildings as well as a subterranean space.

The architecture firm has released

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