Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Winner of Future African Cities Competition

Winner of Future African Cities Competition


Winners Announced

On behalf of Daniel Van Der Merwe:


A jury of eminent architects:  Sarah Calburn, Hugh Fraser, Clara Cruz Almeida and Elena Rocchi ( Spain) evaluated the work and commented on the diversity and high standard of the projects.

The following  finalists were awarded:

1.       Taswald Pillay & Daniel Lyonga, UJ: Urban Campus- which looked at re-interpreting learning through creating an urban campus utilising  recycling buildings & their context in the inner city of Johannesburg.

2.       Jhono Bennett, UP: Community Intervention- which looked holistically at a series of interventions in an existing informal settlement.

3.       Honourable mentions: Brent Clark, UFS for his vertical ‘plug-in’ housing project and Wynand Viljoen, UFS for his urban  cultural  walkway.


My Winning Entry






Unfortuneatly the prize winnings are going straight into the black hole known as my student loan, but the credit for this award goes far beyond just a simple design nod, this helps validate the work myself and my collegues have committed to with 1:1 - Agency of Engagement.

An exciting future for this type of Architecture awaits...