Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island

1998 - 2001

The Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island is both a Ferry Terminal, and a Museum. 
 
Visitors come to this building when they embark on the pilgrimage to Robben Island, which is famous for its former prison for apartheid activists and freedom fighters. The Gateway building acts as a buffer and transition zone between the highly commercialized tourist context of the V&A Waterfront, and the sombre journey into our country's sad political past.
 
 
North west corner with jetty
Internal view of restaurant at night
From the balcony to the Clocktower
The building in its context
Entrance stoep or verandah
Looking at one of the stairwells
Plaque at the entrance
From the restaurant mezzanine
View down to main internal court
Main internal court
Main internal court - view to sea
South west view of building in plaza
Stairwell to sea
Screened off stairs as lightwells
Upper level gallery walkway
Upper Level Exhibition space
Memorial wall with A. Kathrada quote
Internal View of Foyer
View towards building from Jetty