CONCEPTS & STUDIES
During the past decades a growing platinum industry has transformed the Rustenburg crater environment in South Africa. Some measure of economic development from the mines is in evidence, but against a backdrop of negative impacts on the natural environment and socio-economic tensions around the mines. The Client’s background lay in tourism, and he sought, with this project, to contextualize aspects of the platinum mining industry for the benefits of tourists who are drawn to region by natural and cultural heritage attractions already on offer.
Set against a hillside, this design draws inspiration form the industrial engineering of a platinum mine,and the subsequent process of refinement and beneficiation of one of the