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Maropeng Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Typology Heritage/Cultural
Location Cradle of Humankind, Magaliesberg
Architects MMA Architects and GAPP Architecs & Urban Designers- Maropeng Leisure
Client Department of Agriculture, Environment and Land Affairs
Completion Date 2006
Contract Value R168 Million

Maropeng at the cradle of humankind, just outside Johannesburg, is an interpretive centre dedicated to the rich paleontological heritage of the area. The centre consists of an entrance Tumulis, underground lake, leading to a subterranean exhibition space. Designed as a primordial burial mound from the entrance face, the building reveals itself as a 21st century edifice at the point of exit. The project also includes a 72 bed hotel