Awards for Architecture 2013
The Gauteng Institute for Architecture (GIfA),representing the 550 key architects in Gauteng, is pleased to announce Thursday 31 October 2013, as the official date for the biennial Awards for Architecture which is set to take place at the well known Turbine Hall in Newtown’s cultural precinct.
The Awards will captivate the creative energies of Gauteng with diverse elements of the Arts culminating in a memorable event celebrating the most meritorious buildings completed in 2012-2013. These will be announced and their architectural practices presented with the prestigous GIfA Awards for Architecture.
Winners in the previous 2011 cycle were the FNB Soccer City, the Soweto Nike Training Centre and the Rosebank landmark gallery CIRCA. The Institute has been hosting the Awards, since 1912 as the then Transvaal Institute, allowing the programme to have become synonymous with excellence in Architecture in Gauteng.
“Central to this programme is the need to identify the intrinsic quality of architectural merit in completed work of all scales and genres; to showcase best work and to allow for the promotion of the profession,” said Daniel van der Merwe, President of GIfA.
The 2013, GIfA Awards for Architecture, having shortlisted 19 new buildings to be considered by a panel of eminent academics and practitioners promises in the best Architecture of the last two years being and celebrated.
GIfA is a voluntary association established in 1996 and incorporates the Gauteng region of the previous Transvaal Institute for Architects (founded in 1909). The Institute is a member of SACAP ( SA Council for the Architectural profession and is a regional affiliation of SAIA ( SA Institute for Architects). For further information about GIfA please visit : www.gifa.org.za