Monday, 30 October 2023

ATID staff and students tour historic City building

INFORMATIVE: Staff and students enjoyed the tour of the Old Granary. INFORMATIVE: Staff and students enjoyed the tour of the Old Granary. PICTURE: City of Cape Town

Staff and students from the Architectural Technology and Interior Design Department recently enjoyed an insightful tour of the Old Granary as part of the City of Cape Town’s 2023 Heritage Month Education Programme.

Head of Department Rayner Moodley said six staff members and five students participated in the tour of the historic building.

The Old Granary was built more than 200 years ago and is steeped in history. It has had many uses over the years including town granary, a woman’s prison and a magistrate’s court.

Following the completion of restoration work in 2018, it became the home of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

Marc Smith-Ferreira, Professional Heritage Education Officer in the City’s Directorate: Spatial Planning and Environment and the tour’s coordinator, said it was “truly great” to have the Department of Architectural Technology and Interior Design staff and students in attendance as part of the City’s 2023 Heritage Month Education Programme.

“The engaging nature of staff and students alike was apparent from the start and well received. All the more reason why we’re thankful for the opportunity to share the significance of the Old Granary’s heritage with them.​”

Moodley thanked the City and the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

Written by Ilse Fredericks

Email: Frederickskennediji@cput.ac.za