Old Palapye Museum concept bags global award

Old Palapye. PIC: NOUA BEULLAH SEREMA
Old Palapye. PIC: NOUA BEULLAH SEREMA

"This is the beginning for us as architects in Botswana to search for an architectural language that embodies who we are as a people and as a culture, using our past to define our contemporary condition."

These are the inspiring words of Beullah Serema, a young Motswana architect who has just won a global design award for her impressive restoration works on the Old Palapye Church ruins.

Serema, who hails from Palapye but currently studying in Japan, got the bronze award in the prestigious 2018-2019 A’Design Awards and Competition for designers and innovators on her proposed ‘Old Palapye Museum Historic Building Preservation Museum’.

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