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Cape Town’s Green Map promoting 10 years of sustainable living on World Environment Day -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Arup breaks ground on new hotel and residential development in airport city in Accra -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Durban’s bold R62bn facelift plan to boost rates base for city -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square -

Friday, May 31, 2019

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town -

Friday, May 31, 2019

Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Promenade extension nearing completion -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Arbor City Awards -

Friday, May 24, 2019

Bringing Home the Gold! -

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Alison Hirsch appointed as USC’s director of Masters of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program -

Friday, May 17, 2019

City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping -

Friday, May 17, 2019

New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus -

Friday, May 17, 2019

CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED -

Friday, May 17, 2019

FutureScape 2019. Book Your Stand Today! -

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal -

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents -

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

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  • The LafargeHolcim Awards: Entries Open!

    What The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields. LafargeHolcim Awards main category For exemplary sustainable construction projects at an advanced stage of design from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields. No age restriction for…

  • BTech Students shine at Architectural Awards

    A BTech Architectural Technology student took top honours in the student category of the annual 2019 SAIAT Architectural Awards. Not only did Shaun Heeger win the Best Student Award but his classmate Farai Munuwa won runner-up, while Tinashe Chidhobha received a highly commended.The function was held in Johannesburg earlier this week. The prize money is in the form of a bursary. The South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT), in association with Oggie Hardwood Flooring, invited projects from professionals and students that address the need for socially sustainable living environments. They looked for entries of design proposals that promote quality…

  • Cape Town’s Green Map promoting 10 years of sustainable living on World Environment Day

    The Cape Town Green Map is an interactive and informative online resource which provides Capetonians and tourists with information about how to live, work and play in a manner that reduces their impact on the environment. The online tool was brought to life through a public-private partnership between the City and Mapmyway and supports the City’s vision of a sustainable future. Read more below: The Cape Town Green Map celebrates its tenth birthday on World Environment Day tomorrow, 5 June 2019. All residents and visitors are invited to visit the online portal tomorrow when the newly revamped website is being…

  • Arup breaks ground on new hotel and residential development in airport city in Accra

    Arup is providing full multidisciplinary services for a new 15-storey mixed-use development in Airport City in Accra, Ghana. It will include 214-room Pullman-branded hotel and 150-serviced residential apartments, as well as a conference centre and is a project of many firsts in Ghana. Arup has been working with Inter-Afrique Properties and Paragon since 2015 to develop the initial concept, and then with Accor Hotels, the company behind the Pullman brand of premium hotels for business and leisure. An early works contractor has been appointed and ground has been broken, and negotiations are underway with a major international contractor for the…

  • Durban’s bold R62bn facelift plan to boost rates base for city

    Durban – Ambitious plans to transform Durban’s skyline and increase the city’s rate base are at an advanced stage, with R62 billion being pumped into the inner-city rejuvenation project. The bold plans were showcased at a business breakfast meeting held in Durban last week. The project, which is a partnership between eThekwini municipality and private businesses, will see the Old Drive-in, Rivertown Precinct and beachfront promenade drastically changed. The aim is to move Durban closer towards its vision of being the most liveable and caring city by 2030, as well as to transform the CBD into a place where residents can…

Latest

The LafargeHolcim Awards: Entries Open!

Jun 13, 2019

What The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields. LafargeHolcim Awards main category For exemplary sustainable construction projects at an advanced stage of design from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields. No age restriction for…

BTech Students shine at Architectural Awards

Jun 13, 2019

A BTech Architectural Technology student took top honours in the student category of the annual 2019 SAIAT Architectural Awards. Not only did Shaun Heeger win the Best Student Award but his classmate Farai Munuwa won runner-up, while Tinashe Chidhobha received a highly commended.The function was held in Johannesburg earlier this week. The prize money is in the form of a bursary. The South African Institute of Architectural Technologists (SAIAT), in association with Oggie Hardwood Flooring, invited projects from professionals and students that address the need for socially sustainable living environments. They looked for entries of design proposals that promote quality…

Cape Town’s Green Map promoting 10 years of sustainable living on World Environment Day

Jun 13, 2019

The Cape Town Green Map is an interactive and informative online resource which provides Capetonians and tourists with information about how to live, work and play in a manner that reduces their impact on the environment. The online tool was brought to life through a public-private partnership between the City and Mapmyway and supports the City’s vision of a sustainable future. Read more below: The Cape Town Green Map celebrates its tenth birthday on World Environment Day tomorrow, 5 June 2019. All residents and visitors are invited to visit the online portal tomorrow when the newly revamped website is being…

Arup breaks ground on new hotel and residential development in airport city in Accra

Jun 13, 2019

Arup is providing full multidisciplinary services for a new 15-storey mixed-use development in Airport City in Accra, Ghana. It will include 214-room Pullman-branded hotel and 150-serviced residential apartments, as well as a conference centre and is a project of many firsts in Ghana. Arup has been working with Inter-Afrique Properties and Paragon since 2015 to develop the initial concept, and then with Accor Hotels, the company behind the Pullman brand of premium hotels for business and leisure. An early works contractor has been appointed and ground has been broken, and negotiations are underway with a major international contractor for the…

Durban’s bold R62bn facelift plan to boost rates base for city

Jun 13, 2019

Durban – Ambitious plans to transform Durban’s skyline and increase the city’s rate base are at an advanced stage, with R62 billion being pumped into the inner-city rejuvenation project. The bold plans were showcased at a business breakfast meeting held in Durban last week. The project, which is a partnership between eThekwini municipality and private businesses, will see the Old Drive-in, Rivertown Precinct and beachfront promenade drastically changed. The aim is to move Durban closer towards its vision of being the most liveable and caring city by 2030, as well as to transform the CBD into a place where residents can…

New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square

May 31, 2019

It is always wonderful to see projects we have featured between our Pro Landscaper pages making waves in the news, Here is another take on Hatfield Square. Link to our April issue at the end of this article should you wish to read more for all members of the team. Hatfield Square mixed-use student accommodation in Pretoria was designed by the Paragon Group for owners and developers Respublica and Redefine. Catering for 2,200 students in a variety of unit types, Respublica Student Living manages the development. It extends over 51,000m2 (excluding basement levels), with 3,500m2 of retail space and a mix of…

CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS

May 31, 2019

The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence. The 6th cycle of the international competition is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards offer a total of USD 2 million in prize money and foreground projects and concepts from architecture, engineering, urban planning, materials and construction technology, and related fields. Submissions in the LafargeHolcim Awards main category include sustainable construction projects at an advanced stage of design, with a high probability of realization. Construction/fabrication must not have started before January 1,…

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town

May 31, 2019

Hilton has signed a management agreement with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand, making it the brand’s debut property in Africa. The 150-guestroom Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to begin welcoming guests at Long Kloof Studios, c/o Park Road and Kloof Street, Cape Town in 2021. Image Supplied. Canopy by Hilton, which launched in 2014, currently operates in nine destinations around the world with more than 35 properties in the pipeline.  The project forms part of a precinct redevelopment by Growthpoint, representing an R550m investment in the city. DHK architects…

Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program

May 24, 2019

The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) has announced the two winners and six finalists for its 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier leadership recognition program for landscape architecture students. Areti Athanasopoulos, a master’s student at the University of Colorado Denver, and Anjelyque Easley, an undergraduate at the Pennsylvania State University, were selected as the 2019 National Olmsted Scholars, winning the $25,000 graduate and $15,000 undergraduate prizes, respectively. Also honored are six National Olmsted Scholar Finalists. The graduate finalists, who each receive a $5,000 award, are: Jennifer Lauer (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry), Fatema Maswood (University of Washington), and Grace Mitchell Tada (University…

Promenade extension nearing completion

May 24, 2019

Significant progress has been made with the beachfront promenade extension to ensure it is launched in time for the 2019 festive season. Project Manager Afika Ndima said the City looks sets to meet this target as finding “the rhythm” in 2019 has been an easy task having ended 2018 on a positive note with seven of the 10 level two (suspended floor slabs) concrete zones being completed. The first quarter of 2019 has seen the casting of the remaining three zones with work on the amphitheatre and pedestrian ramps and bridges commencing as the project is fast nearing completion. Internal…