It is very exciting to announce that we have been shortlisted to a group of 5 in the ‘House’ Category for the AfrisSam-SAIA Sustainable Architecture Award. Of course the award goes to our Architects Sengelli and Associates if ‘we’ win but we will be happy to take some credit for the project coming to life! Its really exciting to see how consciousness of the importance of building in a more sustainable way is growing and awards like this can contribute to incentivising all who participate in this sector.
Judges look at three main criteria that entries must demonstrate. These are:
Project entries are required to demonstrate how they make the world a better place by minimizing the environmental impact of building. The projects are also required to bear the hallmarks of great architectural or social design. Entries are submitted under two categories, one for built work and the other for works of social importance, including research.
Here is the the full range of entries
Friday morning at about 7:05 South Africa time I will be interviewed on the the national morning show Expresso. Eeks, its one thing to partake in a film where you can re-shoot any mumbling or lame moments. Live TV is a terrifying prospect. Send me all your positive energy please!!
The awards are to be announced tomorrow evening October 27. Watch this space.