Cape Town’s Old Granary
Agency: Arc SA
Creative Director: Quinton Luck
Copywriter: Tara Cawthra
This publication aims to record the story of the Granary building and its restoration, and to provide a chronicle of the events leading up to the fully restored complex. It also acknowledges the dedication of everyone who worked on the project, especially the men and women whose hands made this project a reality.
This book includes historical maps and pictures of the building, as well as various stages of the restoration. It is important to note that the City’s restoration work did not plaster over our often painful history; art restorers, historians and architects retained salvable structures, markings and features within and surrounding the building.
This publication was originally created as a coffee table gift from the City to foreign delegates and alike. However, there are now plans to have it circulated as an important historical snapshot; something that could be of interest to both residents and visitors of Cape Town. It is important to preserve the Granary’s heritage and to tell the stories of all those who crossed its doorways.