HANS VILJOEN
architect + urban researcher

2009
zwartkoppies experimental kitchen & restaurant
Pretoria East, SA

Zwartkoppies is the historical farmstead
of Sammy Marks (colonial industrialist).
The manor house is currently operated
as a museum, but the farm buildings
left derelict. A strategy for these farm
buildings were devised in a group. The
farm manager’s house, one of the farm
buildings, was envisioned as a restaurant
and cooking scool. Here the traditional
role of restaurant patron and kitchen staff
is reversed and amplified. The patrons
are placed on ‘peanut galleries’ as
observers looking down on the kitchen
staff operating in a stage-like setting.

University of Pretoria. Honours project - Research Field:
Heritage and Cultural Landscapes