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EVENT: Corobrik-SAIA Awards for Excellence 2011-2012
The South African Institute of Architects Award for Excellence was introduced in 1990, and is conferred every second year where it recognises an exceptional contribution to the field of architecture.
The award programme was revised in 1999, and now includes the Awards of Merit running concurrently.
26 Projects win Corobrik-SAIA Awards for Excellence and Merit
26 South African projects have been chosen from the 55 put forward into the 2011/12 Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Awards for Excellence.
The projects were singled out at a ceremony held on September 14 as part of the SAIA AZA Biennial convention in Cape Town. The Corobrik-SAIA Awards are made to members of SAIA to encourage and recognise good design or a significant contribution in the field of architecture.
The Award for Excellence is made only for an exceptional achievement in the field of architecture.
The eight 2011/2012 awarded projects for the Excellence Award are:
UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE LIFE SCIENCES DEPARTMENT By DHK ARCHITECTS
VOËLKLIP By SAOTA – STEFAN ANTONI OLMESDAHL TRUEN ARCHITECTS
UNTAMED By DAFFONCHIO and ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS
UBUNTU CENTRE By FIELD ARCHITECTURE JV JOHN BLAIR ARCHITECTS in association NGONYAMA OKPANUM ASSOCIATES & HEWITT-COLEMAN ARCHITECTS (NOH Architects)
CIRCA ON JELLICOE By studio MAS ARCHITECTURE and URBAN DESIGN
INVESTEC REGIONAL HEAD QUARTERS By ELPHICK PROOME ARCHITECTS INC
THE CONCIERGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL and FREEDOM CAFÉ By DON ALBERT and PARTNERS with ARCHITECTURE FABRIK
NEW RESIDENCE IN GROENKLOOF By MELLET and HUMAN ARCHITECTS
Corobrik-SAIA Awards for Merit
18 Projects walk off with Awards of Merit
18 South African projects that were recognised with 2011/12 Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit were:
Heritage Impact Assessment of The Bhunga Building, Nelson Mandela Museum by Osmond Lange Architects and Planners (BKIA)
Kuyasa North Transport Interchange by Meyer and Vorster Architects, Urban Designers and Interior Designers (CIA)
101 Dorp Gallery and Studio by Slee and Co Architects (CIA)
House Sow by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects with SRA Kossler and Morel Architects (CIA)
Restoration of Pearson Conservatory by The Matrix…CC Urban Designers and Architects (ECIA)
Oral Solid Dosage Manufacturing Suite for Aspen Pharmacare by Thembela Architects (ECIA)
Newton Park Swimming Pool by Thembela Architects (ECIA)
New Hangar and Departure Lounge by Reinier Bronn Architects and Associates (FSIA)
Architects House Pieter Venter by Pieter and Celeste Venter (FSIA)
The Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Fourth Raadzaal by The Roodt Partnership (FSIA)
Nike Football Training Centre, Soweto by Luyanda Mpahlwa Design Space Africa in association with Nike Design Team: Andy Walker, Sean Pearson, Ruben Reddy (GIFA)
Soccer City Stadium by Boogertman and Partners (GIFA)
The Folie by Designworkshop:SA (KZNIA)
Mbombela Stadium by R & L Architects and Interiors/Orbic Architects (MPIA)
Hall and Refectory New Lebone II College by Afritects in association with Activate Architects (NWPIA)
Boarding House at Lebone II College by Afritects in association with Activate Architects (NWPIA)
Kai Kai Show House by Wilkinson Architects (NCIA)
House Steyn by Thomas Gouws Architects and Interiors (PIA)
The Gottlieb Group Distribution Centre Warehouse Office Complex, the New Clermont Swimming Pool and Soccer Field Upgrade (both KZNIA) and Meetse A Bophelo Primary School (PIA) received commendations.
The Cape Institute of Architects was well represented at the awards with six projects from the taking home awards. The Eastern Cape Institute of Architects was recognised with four awards while Free State Institute of Architects, Gauteng Institute for Architecture and the KwaZulu-Natal Institute of Architects received three apiece.
The South African Institute of Architects Award for Excellence was introduced in 1990, and is conferred every second year where it recognises an exceptional contribution to the field of architecture. The award programme was revised in 1999, and now includes the Awards of Merit running concurrently.
The Awards programme is structured over a period of two years, and conducted in three stages. In the first year Awards for Architecture are presented by the various Regional Institutes affiliated to SAIA. The Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit are bestowed in the second year and thereafter, the Awards for Excellence are announced.
The Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit is made to members of SAIA to encourage and recognise good design or a significant contribution in the field of architecture. The Award for Excellence is made only for an exceptional achievement in the field of architecture.
Projects that have received an Award of Merit are eligible for this award. The panel of adjudicators for the 2011/12 Awards was convened by the President of the Institute, Fanuel Motsepe, and consisted of Peter Kidger from Corobrik and an academic architect, Philippa Tumubweinee and fashion designer David Tlale.
Of the awards, Motsepe says that architecture in South Africa is cementing its confidence as a global role player and our architecture has clearly matured, confidently and convincingly in good posture, out of the provincial years of isolation “I can’t but help feel that there is a growing appreciation of lessons in indigenous built environment approach being explored in 21st century expression,” he concludes.