2017/18 Afrisam-SAIA award finalists

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:

The Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre by Lewin Levin Architect. Image source: jhbholocaust.co.za.

Research in sustainability category:

Sustainable products and technology category:

Rambricks by Use-It Waste Beneficiation.

Sustainable social programmes category:

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.

Take our poll!

Which project would get your vote in the sustainable architecture category? (Please note that this poll is purely for interest’s sake and in no way related to the awards)

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