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Child safety advocacy organisation Childsafe has partnered with UNICEF and the University of Cape Town to launch of a new three-day short course on designing safer cities for children between 28 and 30 October.


Over 40 percent of children said they did not feel safe on public transport and walking in and beyond their neighbourhoods. A quarter (25 percent) percent said they did not feel safe in their city and one out of four said they did not feel safe in parks. (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.


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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Stuart Kelly winner of Corobrik’s Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award


Increasing global temperatures have spurred on industries to look for useful solutions to mitigate the problem. The world of landscape architecture is part of this movement, with architects and students working on concepts to counteract expanding urbanisation and address the issue of global warming. One such individual is Stuart Kelly, a landscape architect who recently […]

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Kenneth Main will represent the University of Cape Town at the Corobrik Architectural student of the Year Awards.  He is pictured in front of his winning thesis model.  The thesis is entitled Urban Acupuncture: Architecture as a catalyst for environmental and water conservation in the context of the Kilimanjaro Informal Settlement in the Western Cape.


Christie van Niekerk, Corobrik Western Cape General Manager presented prizes to architectural students of University of Cape Town on the 15th March 2017. The regional winner of R8 500 was Kenneth Main, with Michèle de Villiers receiving the R6 500 second prize and Kayla Brown taking home the third prize of R4 500. The prize […]

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Caesarstone to Announce Student Designer of the Year

Caesarstone is preparing to announce the Caesarstone Student Designer of the Year via their annual competition geared at local architecture and interior design students. A well established event in the Caesarstone calendar now in its 7th year, the competition draws on the talents of top South African tertiary institutions including the University of Cape Town, […]

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University Of Cape Town’s Corobrik Architectural Student Of The Year Winner’s Design Of A Desalination & Salt Harvesting Plant Helps Alleviate Water Scarcity

As the impact of climate change continues to dominate international debate, there is an increasing need for responsible corporate citizens, not only to adopt environmentally responsible practices, but to promote the concept of sustainable development as widely as possible. Sustainability is an integral part of Corobrik’s corporate culture which goes far beyond its mission to […]

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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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High tech protection

A ground-breaking new integrated fire and security protection system now ensures the safety of residents and visitors on the premises of a  new University of Cape Town residence.   Early in 2012, Obz Square opened its doors to students – a major mixed gender residence – offering accommodation for uip to 990 students in independent […]

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From housing to homes: An emerging development trend

Large-scale housing developers are increasingly recognising the necessity of constructing projects alongside broader community infrastructure such as schools, shopping centers, hospitals and public transport.   This holistic focus is a welcome shift from the emphasis on constructing as many homes as possible, regardless of whether they may be located far from job opportunities or the […]

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Restructured MBSA appoints new Executive Director

Itumeleng “Tumi” Dlamini has been appointed Executive Director of Master Builders South Africa (MBSA) – the first woman, and first black person, to become executive head of MBSA in its 108 year history.   She joined MBSA on 1 March 2012 as part of MBSA’s new strategic restructuring plan which involves the appointment of an […]

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