South Africa | Johannesburg >> Nelspruit

Johannesburg - Nelspruit | December 28, 2010

The distance between Johannesburg and Nelspruit is approximately 300 kilometer. The aforementioned lies in Guateng Province – the smallest yet wealthiest province in South Africa – while Nelspruit is the capital city of Mpumalanga Province (meaning “the place of the rising sun”), home to scenic spots, wildlife and the Kruger National Park. The N4 Highway runs Eastwards from Jo’burg and connects both cities while cutting through farmlands, factories, mountains and villages. Snapshots from a scenic roadtrip.


Guangzhou | Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects

About a year after our first visit to the Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects, MovingCities returned to the site to check on the completed building. One doesn’t need an expert eye to understand that the finishing has been rushed so to coincide with the opening of Guangzhou Asian Games last November. From a look at the facade and the tectonics one notices a clear gap between the hyper-digital intentions and it handicraft execution. The Opera House feels more like of a mock-up rather than of a masterpiece. Unintentionally, and in line with its concept, the concert hall is already eroding.