The Bridges for Music Academy, located in Langa Township, aims to become a creative hub where young budding musicians are given the resources to pursue their dreams and hone their skills. It was established by musicians and educators who recognise music as a powerful medium that youth can relate to.
The project included upgrading and refurbishing a dilapidated building on the site, and adding a new extension as the public foyer. The new extension, inspired by the dynamic shapes of musical instruments, is designed as a trapezoid shape to reduce noise reverberations inside the space. It also has a strong sculptural presence that can be seen from the street.