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Alexander Forbes Headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg, designed by Paragon Architects and Paragon Interface, took top honours in the built work category


There is just under a month to go before entries close for the 2015/2016 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation, at the end of March. The bi-annual awards recognise contributions that bring sustainable innovation to human living environments through an integrated approach to communities, planning, design, architecture, building practice, natural systems and technology. (more…)

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Beatriz Colomina, from Princeton University in the United States, will speak at one of Africa’s first and largest premier urban culture and design festivals, ArchitectureZA 2015 (AZA2015).


This year’s ArchitectureZA 2015 (AZA2015) boasts an impressive line-up of international speakers with a wealth of varied and fascinating contributions to the world of architecture. With captivating speakers from around the world and locally, AZA2015 is set to present the latest trends and newest ideas whilst giving many an opportunity to learn from and network […]

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Fifteen of South Africa’s top sustainable architectural projects are in the running for the third bi-annual AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture which takes place in October. The AfriSam-SAIA Award recognises buildings that are the result of an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology. They show that design and sustainability can and should be […]

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Interbuild Africa 2014 to award three architectural bursaries

Interbuild Africa 2014 will award three bursaries to the value of R10 000.00 each, to three exceptional students through the OpenArchitecture Initiative. Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, the organiser of Interbuild Africa 2014, has partnered with the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) on its Open Architecture Initiative, which is the first of its transformation projects aligned […]

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The Gauteng Institute for Architecture announces the 19 shortlisted nominees for the 2013 GIfA Awards for Architecture

The GAUTENG INSTITUTE FOR ARCHITECTURE (GIfA) is gearing up for its biennial Awards for Architecture, which will be held on 31 October 2013 at the Turbine Hall in Newtown. A total of 39 submissions were received for shortlisting from Gauteng’s foremost architectural practitioners, allowing for an extremely diverse selection of new buildings ranging from small […]

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dhk Architects receives coveted SAIA Award for Excellence

dhk Architects were the recipients of the SAIA Architectural Award for Excellence for their work and design of the UWC University Life Sciences Building at its campus in Bellville, Western Cape. The Life Sciences Building is an innovative development which includes an institutional laboratory, which is comparative to the best in the world and innovatively […]

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Three South African schools feature in top green architectural award

Three South African schools – two of them in rural areas – have come top of the class when it comes to environmental and green issues.   The South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) has partnered with AfriSam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd for the biennial AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture aimed at recognising outstanding achievement […]

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2011/2012 Afrisam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture qualifying entries announced after vigorous adjudication phase

Following a vigorous adjudication phase aimed at identifying outstanding South African architectural projects that reflect sustainable outcomes, 12 qualifying entries for the 2011/2012 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture have been announced.   The entries will be exhibited at the SAIA Architecture ZA 2012 Biennale, hosted by the Cape Institute for Architecture in September, in the […]

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The Afrisam-SAIA award for sustainable architecture – call for entries

Buildings are responsible for more than 40 percent of the world’s total primary energy consumption and account for 24 percent of world CO2 emissions while it is estimated that 70 percent of the nine billion people predicted to live on earth in 2050 will reside in urban areas. It is essential that architects lead the […]

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UCT architecture professor wins gold

Professor Jo Noero of the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town has won the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) Gold Medal for Architecture for his outstanding contribution to the field. It is commonly believed among architectural circles that architects who channel their efforts towards benefiting the less privileged […]

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