Architectural Student Awards 2009

C&CI architectural student awards Hanna DukerThe Cement and Concrete Institute’s Architectural Student Design Competition for 2009 attracted 26 entries from universities around the country.

From the submissions 10 finalists were selected and, finally, three winners: Marius Visser of the Tshwane University of Technology, Kyle Pieterse of the University of Johannesburg, and Hanna Duker of the University of Cape Town. The winners each received R20 000 and the institutions where they are studying, R5 000.

Visser’s submission was entitled ‘Landscape Interpretation Centre in the Northern Cape’; Pieterse’s ’24-hour-shift Multi-purpose Building, Newtown, Johannesburg’; and Duker’s ‘Social Housing Infill in the Bo-Kaap’.

Daniel van der Merwe, architect at C&CI, says, “The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Reuse, Reduce, Recycle’, with the emphasis on sustainability. Students were encouraged to resolve a problem arising from an investigation of a built system and then provide a sustainable solution containing a Portland cement-based application.

“The purpose of the annual competition is to stimulate innovative thinking and applications; to raise awareness of critical environmental issues; and to challenge notions of sustainability in our society.

“Concrete is an important building material in sustainable buildings but its sustainable qualities are often overlooked,” Van der Merwe adds.

The judges for the competition included two world-renowned Dutch architects: Hein de Haan, environmentalist and ‘activist architect’, and Antoni Folkers of the University of Delft, who is a co-founder of the African Architects’ Collective. Also serving on the panel were André Engelbrecht of Earthworld Architects, and the C&CI’s Daniel van der Merwe.

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