DESMOND TUTU PEACE CENTRE – CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre is a project that was developed with the primary notion of housing one of the world’s sex peace tables.
In the late 1970’s, early 80’s, George Nakashima, a Japanese carpenter created 6 individual tables from a single black walnut tree with the premise of distributing one of them to each of the six continents.
With this notion, the Desmond Tutu Trust commissioned the project in order to create a permanent home for the African peace table where talks could be held to promote peace throughout the poverty stricken and often war torn African continent.
In addition to housing this significant artifact, the Centre will also contain a museum with a permanent exhibition which displays Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s countless humanitarian efforts over the last decades.

project undertaken in the capacity of senior architect at mma architects