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Louise Brukman, a former Master's student at the University of Cape Town, tackled the global problem of how landscape architecture can help repair landscape damaged by fires and prevent future catastrophes, earning her Corobrik’s Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award for 2017.


The devastating Knysna fires of June 2017 almost destroyed the family home of Louise Brukman, a former Master’s student at the University of Cape Town. Her parents risked their lives to save the house and many people close to her were unable save to their homes. These events inspired her to explore Landscape Architectural solutions […]

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Werner Oelofse of Corobrik is pictured with Frank Kleinschmidt who has won the 2015 Corobrik Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Award

Corobrik recognises the value of Tactical Urbanism in South Africa

University of Cape Town landscape architecture graduate, Frank Kleinschmidt, has won the 2015 Corobrik Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Award for an innovative dissertation using an experimental board game known as Street Tactics™ to explore the exciting contemporary urban design concept known as “tactical urbanism”. (more…)

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Concrete, the liquid stone of the 21st century

In his university days, PPC’s newly appointed Architectural Concrete Specialist, Daniel van der Merwe, shared the common perception that concrete was ‘dull and boring’, being a mere construction material. Today, this perception among architects and other key decision makers has changed and they are fast finding alternate uses for the mere construction material. “The use […]

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Corobrik Award focuses on rehabilitation through landscape architecture

Interest in disused landscapes has expanded the idea of what is perceived as beautiful. To many contemporary designers, mines, urban wastelands and other damaged sites have a unique beauty that is filled with potential and inspires them to engage with nature. These “exiled territories or edge conditions” have the potential for recovery. Abandoned sites can […]

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UCT students win lion’s share of awards in international landscape architecture competition

Three landscape architecture Masters students from the University of Cape Town have won three out of four awards at a recent International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA) competition.   The Student Design Competition awards were held at the 2011 IFLA Africa Symposium on Landscape Architecture Education and Practice, 5-7 October 2011, at the Africa Institute […]

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