The road, which this bridge forms part of, was named after Alois Hugo Nellmapius, a prominent South African businessman from the late 1800s. He had a good relationship with Paul Kruger and brought knowledge and skills to the country. In a similarly rich cultural exchange, the bridge was chosen by the Dutch curator Karlyn de Jongh as part of the Dutch/Italian Global Art Affairs Foundation’s exhibition Traces of Centuries and Future Steps, at the Venice 2012 Architecture Biennale. The bridge helped exhibit South African design abroad while itself being influenced by the crisp angular forms of Japanese origami.
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This award winning architectural and design firm has been practicing since late 2000.
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