August 21, 2019

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Nkosi City – R7.8bn ‘agri-city’ for the future in Mpumalanga -

Friday, August 16, 2019

CONSTRUCTION OF BOPHELONG CLINIC ON TRACK FOR EARLY 2020 COMPLETION -

Friday, August 16, 2019

Cape Town’s dam levels passes the 80% mark -

Friday, August 16, 2019

TOWERING ACHIEVEMENT FOR CO-ARC’S WOMEN ARCHITECTS -

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

dhk Architects- Landscape Architect wanted! -

Friday, August 2, 2019

Ethiopia plants world-record 350 million trees in 12 hours -

Friday, August 2, 2019

Snøhetta reveals new Madiba-inspired “peace bench” -

Friday, August 2, 2019

CPUT’s 2019 Enactus team bags six national awards! -

Friday, August 2, 2019

More than 30 developments are in the pipeline for Cape Town’s CBD -

Thursday, August 1, 2019

The 16th Annual Evergreen Turf Turf Day -

Friday, July 26, 2019

Global architecture honour for UCT professor -

Friday, July 26, 2019

Caretakers secure their future by saving Hout Bay dunes -

Friday, July 26, 2019

Have you signed on to attend FutureScape Africa 2019? -

Friday, July 19, 2019

City’s skills development programme cultivates future environmentalists -

Friday, July 19, 2019

NOMA sculpture garden extension features outdoor theatre and submerged walkway -

Friday, July 19, 2019

Massive Cornubia development begins -

Friday, July 19, 2019

New R20m V&A Waterfront swing bridge now open -

Friday, July 12, 2019

Green Developments- Construction with the environment in mind -

Friday, June 21, 2019

Outdoor gym launched -

Friday, June 21, 2019

Mall of the West kicks off Ntshongweni Urban Development -

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals

For its 20th anniversary edition, the Festival is seeking to explore new directions and continue our exploration of play. “Terrains de jeu” is fertile ground for creativity, encompassing both the notion of compact space and play. The Festival is encouraging designers to imagine spaces that work within the confines of modest parcels all the while offering a big punch. Confronting the planetary challenges of needing to limit growth, developing sustainably and minimizing our ecological impact, the 2019 Festival is a venue where designers will explore the principals of voluntary simplicity all the while offering a footprint for fun. The interactive…

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LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park

What is the future of the world’s most iconic public spaces in the face of growing inequality and runaway climate change? It’s one of the questions raised by LA+ ICONOCLAST, a design ideas competition that inspired 382 designers from 30 countries to reimagine New York’s Central Park. From a total of 193 submissions competing for a share of $20,000 in prize money and feature publication in LA+, the jury awarded five equal winners: Tiago Torres-Campos (Edinburgh, UK) John Beckmann, Hannah LaSota + Laeticia Hervy (Axis Mundi Design; New York, USA) Chuanfei Yu, Jiaqi Wang + Huiwen Shi (South East University;…

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The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced

THEME The theme of the awards was Resilience Landscapes, Natural disasters and extreme weather events had always been affecting cities across various continents all around the world. However, in the last decade or more, the destruction of a city by these forces are felt even more because of the extreme climate change and global warming. From floods, earthquakes, typhoons and hurricanes, extreme drought and even land subsidence issues, these catastrophic events had left many cities in shambles, communities in devastation, and lost of many lives. Besides natural disasters, recognizing the risks of rapid urbanisation such as deforestation, massive housing and industrial…

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Samuel Pellissier of University of Free State’s travels inspire the winning Corobrik architectural regional award

Creativity and innovation go hand in hand – and recognising excellence in design comes naturally to Corobrik which is leading the way when it comes to investing in technology that will have a massive impact on South Africa’s future built environment.   Musa Shangase, Corobrik Commercial Director said that he was proud to announce that regional Samuel Pellissier from the University of the Free State was the regional winner of the 32nd Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award with his dissertation entitled Lamu: An Architectural Investigation of Time and Place     He  collected a cheque for R10 000 while Phadi Mabe won…

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Resilient Landscaping: Cape Resilient Landscaping Forum

                          RESILIENT LANDSCAPING: Written By Marijke Honig 1. How has climate change affected weather patterns in SA? The weather patterns are more unpredictable and extreme, for example there are prolonged dry seasons, then flooding.  We also experience wild swings from day to day – in Cape Town we had hot humid conditions and lightning in October followed by weeks of unusually cool weather, followed by a 40 C heat wave. And snow in mid November! The winters are becoming milder, which is an issue because fruit trees need a period…

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Tonight at UCT the m.arch (prof) & landscape architecture awards

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Brave New World’s cultural vision paints a brighter future

Hong Kong’s New World Development and Nan Fung Group enlist artistic initiatives to rekindle community spirit and revitalise the city’s overarching sense of home “Creativity takes courage,”the French Fauvist painter Henri Matisse famously said. This is particularly true for property developers in growth-hungry but land-deprived Hong Kong. Artistic revitilisation, however, breathes new life into communities and properties. New narratives and purposes are created for the neighbourhoods, with initiatives that can range from curating art galleries, installations and workshops within a building such as H Queens, to an overhaul of an unused governmental or private complex like the PMQ. Hong Kong-listed…

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Cape Town’s new Ratanga Junction development

This article was first published on The South African. for the original on this please click here Ratanga Junction, Cape Town’s iconic theme park which closed its doors earlier this year, is being transformed into a luxurious residential and commercial estate. The Ratanga Junction of old holds vivid memories for most Cape Town locals and visitors to the city alike. Opened 20 years ago, the theme park provided excitement and entertainment for the entire family. Hair-raising rollercoasters, candy floss, snake parks and water rides were all Ratanga staples for the city’s youth. Ratanga Junction: out with the old and in with…

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Out & About at FutureScape Africa 2018

On The 1st of November 2018, Pro Landscaper hosted its first live trade event titled FutureScape Africa at the LookOut V&A Waterfront. We welcomed 412 delegates from around southern Africa and had a total of 560 people in attendance on this day with 44 SACLAP Registered Firms through our seminar registrations. We were blown away by the volume of delegates who joined us from Gauteng, KZN and neighbouring provinces and by the sheer need for an event of this type. We would certainly call this a great success and we are thrilled with the rate at which our initiatives are…

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The New Retirement Landscape

The launch of phase 1 of The Village at Langebaan Country Estate, a retirement and lifestyle development on the West Coast, was announced at a recent pre-launch event. People who had registered their interest were invited to the event where they were able to pre-book their unit at The Village, on which construction is due to begin early next year. After years of plotting and planning, studying the changing landscape of retirement, and consulting experts in the field of active retirement, special needs and frail care, the group has planned The Village with the best interests of their residents in…

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