keyboard_arrow_upExploring resilience and innovation at AZA18
keyboard_arrow_downExploring resilience and innovation at AZA18

From 3-5 May 2018, #AZA18 will be exploring the journey towards sustainable, adaptive and integrated cities that can respond to growing social, economic and environmental challenges, under the theme ‘WeTheCity: Memory & Resilience’.

keyboard_arrow_upLeading the way in sustainable architecture
keyboard_arrow_downLeading the way in sustainable architecture

The AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture, initiated in 2009, seeks to identify and honour outstanding South African architectural projects that reflect sustainable outcomes. This year, following a vigorous adjudication phase, 12 qualifying entries have been announced for the 2011/12 awards programme.  The entries will be exhibited at the South African Institute of Architects Architecture ZA 2012 Biennale, to be hosted by the Cape Institute for Architecture in September, in the run-up to the announcement of the award-winning projects in October.  Entries for the 2011/12 AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture were submitted under two categories – one for built work that has been beneficially occupied since 15 March 2011 and the other for works of social importance, including research. 

keyboard_arrow_upBuilt environment strategies and climate change
keyboard_arrow_downBuilt environment strategies and climate change

South Africa will be hosting the seventeenth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 17) and the 7th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 7) in Durban this November. To coincide with these United Nations events, the International Union of Architects (UIA) will hold its yearly conference on sustainability in the built environment. Following the UIA events at COP 15 in Copenhagen and COP 16 in Cancun, the COP 17 Durban 2011 edition will further strive to crystallise a coherent set of climate change strategies for the built environment.

keyboard_arrow_upThe Housing Debate – some thoughts on the way forward
keyboard_arrow_downThe Housing Debate – some thoughts on the way forward

The State of Housing in SA formed the focus of the opening debate at Architecture ZA 2010 (AZA 2010), the architectural festival that was held in Johannesburg in September last year. The debate looked at the successes and challenges of South Africa’s contemporary housing strategy and how it contributes to the restructuring of South African society in economic, social and spatial terms.

keyboard_arrow_upCorobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Awards for Excellence in Architecture
keyboard_arrow_downCorobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Awards for Excellence in Architecture

The Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit and Awards for Excellence 2010 were presented recently at a ceremony at the City Hall in Johannesburg, as part of the architectural festival AZA 2010.  Since 1990, the biennial Awards for Excellence programme has signalled the highest accolades from the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), acknowledging the achievements of its members in the design and delivery of projects that

keyboard_arrow_upKwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture Awards
keyboard_arrow_downKwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture Awards

To many members, the biennial awards programme of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is the most important.  The KwaZulu-Natal Institute for Architecture (KZ-NIA) announced its regional award winners on 5th October 2009, World Architecture Day.