The Lighthouse Project, Maboneng, Johannesburg
The Lighthouse Project is Daffonchio and Jonathan Liebmann's 'open design' initiative. A series of small international architectural and artistic interventions are located on the facades and rooftops of buildings throughout the precinct, reinforcing the concept of Maboneng as the 'place of light'.
The lighthouse is represented in a conceptual or literal sense. It is a functional beacon that directs visitors to and around Maboneng.
These collaborations have opened the opportunity for artists and architects such as Lot-ek, Kerim Seiler, David Adjaye, Keiji Ashizawa and others to design artworks, installations, and in some cases entire buildings, in the Maboneng precinct.