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Riaan Huiskens from the Nelson Mandela University is the 32nd winner of the Corobrik Architectural Student Award.

COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER

The architects of the future will be the pathfinders who use the sophisticated technologies of the future to tackle the challenges of today whilst addressing both the learnings and the mistakes of the past, CEO of Corobrik, Mr Dirk Meyer, told key stakeholders in the world of academia, architecture and construction. (more…)

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The finalists for this year’s Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award incorporated sustainable architecture with innovation, technology and creative building design in their entries.

COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS

Dirk Meyer, Corobrik’s Managing Director commented on the excellent standard of entries for this year’s awards: “Finalists have incorporated sustainable architecture with innovation, technology and creative building design in their entries for this year’s event to be held on the 7th May in Johannesburg.” (more…)

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Sassda announces the official launch of its biennial stainless steel awards which this year centre around the theme ‘Celebrating Innovation’.

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA’S COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR WINNER

Sustainable building demands architectural design that aims to minimise negative environmental impacts through efficiency and balance in the use of materials, energy and development space. It is a mindful approach to energy and ecological conservation in the creation of the built environment. (more…)

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Yousuf Vawda of the University of KwaZulu-Natal University won the regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards for his thesis entitled ‘Memento Mori - Remember Your Death’

UKZN COROBRIK AWARD WINNER EXPLORES SACRED SPACE AND THE MEMORY OF THE DEAD

Great architectural design is sustainable design. It is design which ensures that the built environment complies with the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability. It requires skill and sensitivity on the part of the architect. This was evident in full measure during the regional rounds of the 31st Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year […]

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Su-Elna Bester won first prize in the regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards at the University of the Free State for her thesis entitled, ‘The M.CAC / Multi-Cultural Centre of Dubai’.

UFS COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Innovation is the standout quality that differentiates design resolutions and helps define architecture as special and appreciated by one’s peers. Innovation in sync with context provides the delight factor permitting architectural design to compete comfortably on the world stage. Technical skill, the ability to create memorable form that draws one in while treading softly on […]

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Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny is the winner of the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards for his entry, entitled ‘Design for [bio] diversity’, which explored the potential of architecture for ecological conservation.

Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards

Dirk Meyer, Corobrik’s Managing Director commented on the excellent standard of entries for this year’s awards.  “Finalists have incorporated sustainable architecture with innovation, technology and creative building design in their entries for this year’s event. We are delighted that aesthetics, cost-effectiveness, durability, function and comfort have been incorporated in the regional finalists’ entries. If one […]

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Corobrik Builds Up Social Housing in eThekwini

Prudent sourcing and selection of building materials and fittings and fixtures has delivered Lakehaven Phase 11- a ground breaking social housing project that will definitely raise the bar in this segment of the housing arena. Dirk Meyer, managing director of Corobrik, said that Corobrik is proud to have been associated with what is Durban’s third […]

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The revitalization of an abandoned mine shaft in Johannesburg wins a place for Dylan Watkins of the University of Johannesburg in this year’s Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards.

Achieving sustainable built environments with low impacts on the natural environment is becoming a universal goal. Energy usage in buildings is under the spotlight. Water wise projects are most likely to get the go ahead. That’s why an in-depth understanding of the environmental constraints and impacts of technologies on architectural solutions is emerging so important […]

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Corobrik builds on a steady recovery

Corobrik’s performance last year was pleasing notwithstanding the setbacks caused by the Marikana incident and civil unrest on the building industry. Despite these destabilising factors and the constrained macro-economic fundamentals the building industry is bouncing up off its low base, albeit at fairly low levels. Overall we see prospects improving buoyed by government spending on […]

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eThekwini Municipality leads the way with sustainable buildings

The eThekwini municipality leads by example when it comes to state-of-the-art green building as demonstrated by the eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) Customer Service centre in KE Masinga Avenue, developed by the City Architects.  . For this reason, Corobrik, which sees design innovation and green construction as long-term priorities, was proud to have played a […]

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