AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation 2017/18 winners to be announced October 26

02 October 2018

The AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation will form part of a prestigious gala event on 26 October 2018 at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA).

 The shortlisted projects announced for the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation for 2017/18 provide a host of new insights into how great architecture or social design can be produced without compromising sustainability.

The 14 shortlisted projects across four categories – Sustainable Architecture, Research in Sustainability, Sustainable Products and Technology, and Sustainable Social Programmes – were selected following a rigorous screening process which included assessments and on-site inspections by a six-member adjudication panel.

The AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation acknowledges excellence in best practice and innovation in sustainable architecture, recognising the contributions that bring sustainable innovation to human living environments through integrated approaches to communities, planning, architecture, design, building practice and technology.  

The biennial award reflects AfriSam’s drive towards reducing the carbon footprint of building and manufacturing of concrete materials and providing innovative solutions in architectural design that are less harmful to the environment, and which help conserve natural resources for future generations.

The shortlisted projects in each of the categories are:

Category A – Sustainable Architecture:

Northcliff House by Architecture for a Change (A4aC);

Khayelitsha Shared Services Office Building by ACG Architects and Development Planners/ Ngonyama Okpanum Associates;

House Burnett Prinsloo by Robert de Jager, Architect;

Fulham Heights by Local Studio (Pty) Ltd;

House Gardiner by Simply Sustainable;

RBDIZ Entrance Gate by Jeremy Steere Architect; and

Johannesburg Holocaust and Genocide Centre by Lewis Levin Architect

Category B – Research in Sustainability:

A framework for a green infrastructure planning approach in the Gauteng City-Region byGauteng City-Region Observatory

Category C –  Sustainable Products & Technology:

Rambrick by Use It Waste Beneficiation (RF) NPC; and

hearScreen by hearX Group

Category D – Sustainable Social Programmes:

Malawi Church by A4aC Architects;

Silindokuhle Preschool by Collectif saga;

The Wilds – revitalising a forgotten public space by James Delaney; and

Table House by noero architects cc/ rainer hehl

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