AfriSam-SAIA award – fifteen qualifying entries announced

Fifteen qualifying entries for the AfriSam-SAIA award for sustainable architecture have been announced. The award recognises buildings that have an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology and demonstrate how design and sustainability should be mutually reinforced. Entries are submitted under two categories; one for built work that has been occupied for two years and the other for works of social importance, including research.

Here are the qualifying entries by category:

Built category

  • 44 on Grand Central Midrand – TC Design Architects
  • Alexander Forbes – Paragon Architects
  • Helenville Multi-Purpose Community Centre, Helenvale – The Matrix Urban Designers and Architects
  • House Jones, Hurlingham – Era Architects
  • Koidu Mine, Sierra Leone – Collins and Associates
  • Lakeside 3, Centurion – AMA Architects
  • Monaghan Farm, Lanseria – Claude Bailey & Architecture Design
  • New Architecture Wing at the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria – Crafford & Crafford
  • SAPS 10111 Radio Control Centre, Korsten – The Matrix Urban Designers and Architects
  • Seed Library, Alexandra – Architects of Justice
  • Unisa Phase 2, Parow – Michele Sandilands Architects

Research category

  • The GCIS façade solar research project for innovative technologists – S and A Architects (Pty) Ltd
  • Promoting the use of sustainability grown plantation timber in South Africa – Collis & Associates
  • Use of recycled construction waste in concrete – Collis & Associates
  • Vikuzakhe, Durban – Koop Design

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