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Rolex arts Initiative mentors Sir David Adjaye, Zakir Hussain, Crystal Pite and Colm Tóibín to join protégés for public events at the Baxter Theatre Centre on 8 and 9 February 2020.

ARTISTS TO GATHER IN CAPE TOWN FOR ROLEX MENTOR AND PROTÉGÉ ARTS INITIATIVE CELEBRATION

More than 200 renowned artists and arts leaders from South Africa and around the world will gather at Cape Town’s Baxter Theatre Centre on 8 and 9 February to attend the Rolex Arts Weekend. (more…)

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Dr Chris Mulder, founder of CMAI Architects, has been nominated for the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.

CMAI ARCHITECTS NOMINATED FOR SIR GEOFFREY JELLICOE AWARD

Dr Chris Mulder, founder of CMAI Architects, has been nominated for what can only be described as the Oscars of landscape architecture – the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. (more…)

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Adjaye Associates has been announced as the winner of the competition for The Abrahamic Family House on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

ADJAYE ASSOCIATES UNVEIL NEW LANDMARK PROJECT IN ABU DHABI FOR HIGHER COMMITTEE OF HUMAN FRATERNITY

Adjaye Associates have been announced as the winner of the competition for the landmark project, The Abrahamic Family House on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. (more…)

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Entries for the Dennis Sharp CICA Awards for Architectural Criticism 2020 are open for submission until 30 November 2019.

DENNIS SHARP CICA AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURAL CRITICISM 2020

The International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA is pleased to announce an invitation to publishers, editors, curators and authors to submit their publications for consideration for the 10th CICA Awards 2020 by 30th November 2019. Award winners will be announced during the UIA XXVII World Congress of Architecture to be held in Rio de Janeiro […]

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Steven Schneid from S.M. Schneid Quantity Surveyors says that estimating and controlling the cost of developing tall buildings such as the skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo is no easy feat.

THE LEONARDO FROM A QUANTITY SURVEYING PERSPECTIVE

The Sandton skyline-defining skyscraper, the Leonardo, is the tallest building in Africa. The R3-billion project, developed by 75 on Maude, a Legacy Group and Nedbank partnership, has already surpassed the former stand-out in Sandton, The Michelangelo. At 233m with 55 floors, it also beats the 201m architectural height of the Carlton Centre, previously the tallest […]

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Catalyst Africa is an event dedicated to helping South African people and businesses achieve their goals through celebrating the convergence of technology, creativity and mindset.

CONNECT AND LEARN AT THE INTERSECTION OF TECH, CREATIVITY AND MINDSET

Catalyst Africa is an event grounded in the belief that innovation can come from anywhere, and takes place from 30-31 October 2019 at Cape Town’s Portswood Ridge Precinct in the V&A Waterfront. (more…)

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MATCO commercial entrance matting systems offer a stylish range of flooring products to create impressive entrances in a wide range of buildings.

GETTING CREATIVE WITH MATCO ENTRANCE MATTING

COBA Africa (Pty) Ltd, with its market leading MATCO brand of commercial entrance matting systems, provides architects, specifiers, contractors and interior designers with a stylish range of flooring products to create impressive entrances in a wide range of buildings. (more…)

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Brett Chrystal, Associate Director and Head of Sustainability at Bentel Associates International, makes the case for net zero.

THE CASE FOR NET ZERO

Following the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in 2015, a number of European countries have  made commitments to move to a Net Zero emissions economy. This is in response to climate science showing that in order to halt climate change, carbon emissions have to stop – reducing them is not sufficient. (more…)

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Dulux has launched the ColourFutures 2020 palettes to set the tone for the year ahead.

DULUX SEES NEW DAWN RISING WITH 2020 COLOUR OF THE YEAR

Every year, the Dulux colour specialists at the AkzoNobel Global Aesthetic Centre in the Netherlands create a trends report called Colour FuturesTM. The 2020 report is the culmination of extensive trend research by experts around the world, it’s designed to capture the essence of what makes us human as the dawn of a new decade arrives. It includes a series […]

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Reiner Visser – director of architectural and urban design company New Urban – describes the renovations on The National Council of Provinces building in Cape Town.

HERITAGE REHABILITATION

The National Council of Provinces building in Cape Town forms part of the Parliament of South Africa and is located in the Parliamentary Precinct, which is a Grade 1 heritage resource. The undertaking of a rehabilitation project on a heritage building such as this requires an enormous amount of sensitivity and design skill to combine […]

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