ArchitectureZA celebrates WDC2014

Next week’s ArchitectureZA workshop and exhibition have adopted the World Design Capital 2014 tagline – “Live Design, Transform life” – as inspiration. Speakers hailing from South Africa, Africa and the rest of the world will be talking about how architecture can rise to this challenge on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 November at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Alayne Reesberg, who is heading up the WDC2014, will kick off the workshops and highlight a few of the exciting projects coming up next year (read more about the WDC2014 programme here). Three workshop sessions facilitated by Mokena Makeka, Amira Osman and Luyanda Mpahlwa will follow, with keynote speakers presenting during these sessions.

Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi, who made international headlines with his floating school (watch the video below), will surely be a highlight. Alberto Kalach from Mexico, Nina Maritz from Namibia and Mick Pearce from Zimbabwe will further the global discussion. Not to forget our world-class locals including Y Tsai, Heinrich Wolff, Erky Wood and Henri Comrie.

During the two days of workshops, an exhibition showing the design and trade aspects of the architectural profession will be staged. Expect to see the work of merited members of the regional architectural institutes, as well as the academic work from selected schools, right alongside the finishes, utilities and decoration that go into the building process.

Read our coverage of AZA2012 here.