SAIA FREE STATE: Regional projects awarded

Professional architect members of the South African Institute of Architects’ (SAIA’s) Free State region were honoured for their outstanding work in the field of architecture at the biennial Regional Awards conferred on 18 October 2019.

Projects completed between 01 January 2017 and 31 December 2018 were adjudicated by a panel of jurors consisting of professional architects Pieter Mathews, Malerato Modise, Sunil Poken and Tania van Zyl (SAIA Free State president and convener).

The awards programme is not a competition and each project was adjudicated and awarded based on merit. However, projects receiving a Regional Award for Architecture 2019 will now be submitted for national adjudication to become eligible for a SAIA/Corobrik Award of Merit 2020 and a SAIA/Corobrik Award for Excellence 2020.

SAIA Free State Regional Award for Architecture 2019

Project: Meloding Day Care Centre
Client: Vesconite Bearings (Pty) Ltd
Practice: Krynauw Nel Associates & EBESA Architects

Project: Bram Fischer Jock Meiring Science Centre, Grey College, Bloemfontein
Client: Grey College
Practice: Premo Consulting & Associates (Pty) Ltd

Project: House Millie Krause, Bloemfontein
Client: Husselmann & Oosthuizen
Practice: Paula Gutter Architects

Project: Reflective Prism, MT Steyn Statue
Client: University of the Free State
Practice: Kobus du Preez Architect CC

Project name: Sol Plaatje University School of Education: Teaching Practice Building
Client: Sol Plaatje University
Practice: URBA Architects & Urban Designers

Project name: Sol Plaatje University Student Resource Centre
Client: Sol Plaatje University
Practice: SA Designworkshop (Pty) Ltd t/a designworkshop : sa


SAIA Free State Regional Commendation 2019

Project: Sol Plaatje University, Natural Science Laboratory Building
Client: Sol Plaatje University
Practice: Activate Architecture (Pty) Ltd

Project: House Strydom, Rayton, Bloemfontein
Client: Carel Strydom
Practice: p+arc Architects


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