The former grain silo in the port-city interface is a listed building constructed in 1921, measuring 57m in height including 42 concrete tubes. The conversion began in 2014 from a partnership between the V&A waterfront and businessman Jochem Zeitz. Architect Thomas Heatherwick is responsible for a design that includes the biggest museum for contemporary African art, educational areas, shops and a hotel. Due to its location and scale, the building is a landmark connecting the history of the port and future of the waterfront.