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Cape Town for 2012 Urban Age Award

Feb 13, 2012 8:01 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Another win for Cape Town – alongside its recent successful World Design Capital 2014 bid – is its selection as the city to receive the fifth Deutsche Bank Urban Age

The Urban Age Award recognises and celebrates creative solutions to problems and opportunities that face more than half the world’s population now living in cities. The award focuses on projects that benefit communities and local residents by improving their urban environments. It seeks to encourage citizens, policy-makers, private business and non-governmental organisations to take a proactive role in adopting shared responsibilities for the cities of the 21st century – mankind’s first truly ‘urban’ age.

urbanage2Wolfgang Nowak, (Alfred Herrhausen Society) Nomfundo Walaza, Edgar Pieterse and Malika Ndlovu (members of the jury)

Cape Town for 2012 Urban Age Award

Jan 26, 2012 6:28 am Published by Leave your thoughts

urbanage2Wolfgang Nowak, (Alfred Herrhausen Society) Nomfundo Walaza, Edgar Pieterse and Malika Ndlovu (members of the jury)Another win for Cape Town – alongside its recent successful World Design Capital 2014 bid – is its selection as the city to receive the fifth Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award

The Urban Age Award recognises and celebrates creative solutions to problems and opportunities that face more than half the world’s population now living in cities. The award focuses on projects that benefit communities and local residents by improving their urban environments. It seeks to encourage citizens, policy-makers, private business and non-governmental organisations to take a proactive role in adopting shared responsibilities for the cities of the 21st century – mankind’s first truly ‘urban’ age.

Before and after: Classrooms and school buildings at Atamelang Primary School in Naledi, Soweto, the first stop for the Dulux Let’s Colour project in South Africa, have been transformed both inside and out.

Colour can make the difference

Mar 18, 2011 3:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Before and after: Classrooms and school buildings at Atamelang Primary School in Naledi, Soweto, the first stop for the Dulux Let’s Colour project in South Africa, have been transformed both inside and out.The Dulux Let’s Colour project is travelling the world and made its first stop in South Africa in September last year – at the Atamelang Primary School in Naledi, Soweto.

The international campaign aims to inspire people in need, in diverse communities and neigbourhoods, to reclaim and regenerate their surroundings – transforming grey spaces by using paint and colour – and to enjoy the uplifting effects that colour can have.

Ikhaya Futurehouse Systems EPS wall panels in residential refurbishments

EPS wall panels simplify residential upgrades

Jan 26, 2011 1:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Ikhaya Futurehouse Systems EPS wall panels in residential refurbishmentsMany old commercial buildings in Johannesburg’s central business district are currently being transformed from derelict offices into secure and comfortable residential accommodation.

Craig Paton-Ash of Ikhaya Futurehouse Systems says, “These refurbishment and conversion projects are challenging for building contractors,particularly when it comes to transporting heavy, bulky construction materials, like conventional bricks, in small, passenger lifts.