Winners: Corobrik SAIA Awards For Excellence

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COMPILED BY Cheri Morris IMAGES courtesy of SAIA

The SAIA Awards programme is structured over a period of two years, and conducted in three stages. In the first year, Awards for Architecture are presented by the various Regional Institutes affiliated to SAIA. The Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Merit are bestowed in the second year and thereafter, the Awards for Excellence are announced. The Awards for Excellence are rewarded only for an exceptional achievement in the field of architecture. Only projects which have received an Award of Merit are eligible for this award. 

Here are the eight 2015/2016 winners of the Awards for Excellence, announced this past weekend:

1. House La Lucia

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Located in La Lucia, Kwazulu-Natal and designed by Designworkshop:SA.

2. Military Health Base Depot for the South African Military Health Services (SAMHS)


Located in Thaba Tshwane, Pretoria. Designed by Jeremie Malan Architects and Interiors and Impendulo Design Architects for the Department of Defence: SAMHS.

3. New Residence

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Located in Waterkloof, Pretoria and designed by Johann Slee and Yvonne Onderweegs of Slee & Co, Stellenbosch.

4. Residence at 79 Brommersvlei Road

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Located in Constantia, Cape Town. Designed by Metropolis Design for architects Jon Jacobson and Mandi Pretorius of Ja Pretorius.

5. 17 Glen Avenue

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Located in Higgovale, Cape Town. Designed by Sean Mahoney and Michael Lumby of studioMAS for Justin Letscher.

6. ‘Malapa’ Fossil Cave Cover and Visitors’ Platform

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Located in the Cradle of Humankind UNESCO World Heritage site, Mogale City, Gauteng. Designed by Krynauw Nel Associates Architects from Johannesburg for the University of the Witwatersrand.

7. Number 1 Silo: Allan Gray Headquarters 

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Located at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Designed by Van Der Merwe-Miszewski Architects (VDMMA) and Rick Brown Associates for V&A Waterfront and Allan Gray.

8. Eclectic ZA Wilhelmiens: a Shared Dutch Built Heritage in South Africa

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Compiled and edited by Karel Antonie Bakker, Nicholas J Clarke and Roger C Fisher (editors) of Visual Books, Pretoria (2014) for entrant Roger C Fisher with and on behalf of co-editors Nicholas J Clarke and the late Karel Antonie Bakker.

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