National English Literary Museum
Grahamstown, South Africa
Category: Tourist Attraction
The National English Literary Museum (NELM), located in the university town of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa, houses an extensive collection of manuscripts, books and journals relating to Southern African literature. NELM’s new building is Grahamstown’s first green building. The project was the first public building sanctioned by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBSA). The building is seamlessly integrated into the ground’s park-like setting.
PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat all of the project’s structural concrete elements, including the retaining walls, all roof slabs and water containment tanks and channels. Over 2,600 m3 (3,400 cubic yards) of concrete were treated.