The Afrisam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture has published the shortlist of 14 finalists for the 2017/18 awards. The winners will be announced at a gala event on October 26, 2018.
The finalists are:
Sustainable architecture category:
- Northcliff house (see cover image above) – Architecture for a Change (A4aC)
- Khayelitsha shared services office building – ACG Architects and Development Planners and Ngonyama Okpanum Associates
- House Burnett Prinsloo – Robert de Jager
- Fulham Heights – Local Studio
- House Gardiner – Simply Sustainable
- Richards Bay IDZ entrance gate – Jeremy Steere Architect
- Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre – Lewis Levin Architect
Research in sustainability category:
- A framework for a green infrastructure planning approach in the Gauteng city region – Gauteng City Region Observatory
Sustainable products and technology category:
- Rambrick – Use-It Waste Beneficiation (Read more about their Hammarsdale project here)
- hearScreen – hearX Group
Sustainable social programmes category:
- Malawi church – A4aC Architects
- Silindokuhle preschool – Collectif saga
- The Wilds: revitalising a forgotten public space – James Delaney
- Table house – Noero Architects and Rainer Hehl
A record number of entries were received across the four categories. The six-member judging panel did thorough assessments and site inspections of the numerous entries to ultimately decide on the 14 finalists.
The judges this year are: Maryke Cronje (architect and president of the SAIA), Dr Sechaba Maape (sustainability architecture academic and architect), Philippa Tumubweinee (academic and co-founder of IZUBA INafrica Architects), Niraksha Singh (Afrisam raw materials and sustainability manager), Dr Emmanuel Nkambule (academic with interest in social environment), and Richard Stretton (founder of Koop Design).
The judges said that the selected finalists demonstrated sound sustainable practices and complied with the criteria of harmonisation, people upliftment, evolutionary paradigm and placemaking performance.
The Afrisam-SAIA Award celebrates projects that embrace sustainable innovation holistically through integrated planning, design, architecture, building practices, natural systems, and community engagement.
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