February 21, 2019

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PARAGON GIVES A HEADS-UP FOR LATEST VR, AR TECHNOLOGY IN ARCHITECTURE -

Friday, February 15, 2019

Phase One of the R4.5bn O.R. Tambo mixed-use precinct development unveiled -

Friday, February 15, 2019

IFLA World Congress – registration is open! -

Friday, February 8, 2019

City in uphill battle to revive fields in a post-drought sport season -

Friday, February 8, 2019

Corobrik invests in the future -

Thursday, February 7, 2019

49 graduates to receive on-the-job training from City professionals -

Friday, February 1, 2019

#FREESPACE INSTALLATION -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Perfect Pedestrian Ramp, Silicon Oasis, Dubai! -

Friday, February 1, 2019

Wacker Neuson hosts its first Dealer Summit on Sub-Sahara African soil -

Friday, February 1, 2019

COROBRIK SPONSOR THEIR 32nd ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION. -

Friday, January 25, 2019

Artificial grass is DIY friendly with EasiDuo -

Friday, January 25, 2019

This is all that’s left of a R7m ‘smart park’ in Cape Town. -

Friday, January 25, 2019

SANA Trade Fair 13th March -

Friday, January 18, 2019

NALP shares its five 2019 landscaping trends -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Save the date for the SANA/ SAGIC Convention 2019 -

Friday, January 18, 2019

Trees for Africa proves eco-entrepreneurship is a great career for differently abled youths -

Friday, December 14, 2018

Call opens for 2019 International Garden Festival proposals -

Friday, November 30, 2018

LA+ JOURNAL announces winners of Competition to redesign Central Park -

Friday, November 30, 2018

The IFLA Student Design Competition Winners 2018 Announced -

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Artificial grass is DIY friendly with EasiDuo

Easigrass, is entering the DIY market with EasiDuo.  According to Herve Truniger, National Account Manager, Easigrass South-Africa, Easigrass has applied lessons learnt through developing its award winning professionally fitted products to EasiDuo, making Easigrass the only company to offer both a professionally installed and DIY option in South Africa.  “Now the average handyman can also look forward to no mud, no mess and no more mowing! We can vouch for the fact that Easigrass is a great and affordable way to update outdoor spaces, patios and even balconies. It would be great to be able to build your kids (or is that Dad?)…

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This is all that’s left of a R7m ‘smart park’ in Cape Town.

Rubble and ash are all that remain of a R7.6m “smart park” opened just 16 months ago in in one of Cape Town’s most troubled neighbourhoods. “There is nothing left,” Zahid Badroodien, the mayoral committee member for community services, said on Wednesday. THEN… Children at Seawinds Smart Park when it was opened on Heritage Day in September 2017 Image: City of Cape Town … AND NOW What remains of the children’s playground after 16 months of vandalism and ‘wanton destruction’ Image: City of Cape Town “Wanton destruction and vandalism” had turned Seawinds Smart Park, near gang-plagued Lavender Hill, into a charred skeleton. Badroodien said: “The park…

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SANA Trade Fair 13th March

The SOuth African Nurseries Association (SANA) hosts two Trade Fairs each year based in Knoppieslaagte (Midrand) and Durban respectively. Growers and Allied Trade suppliers use this wonderful opportunity to exhibit their products and services. These shows are growing in size and popularity and our Gauteng Trade Fairs are the biggest green industry fair in South Africa with more than 125 exhibitors and over 1000 visitors. Visit their website here www.sana.co.za

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NALP shares its five 2019 landscaping trends

Written by Jill Odom  The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has released its list of top lawn and landscape trends to watch for in 2019. NALP generates its list by drawing from the expertise of landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care professionals. “Homeowners yearn for beautiful outdoor spaces without the hassle of upkeep,” says Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs for NALP. “With the rise of multifunctional landscape design and automated processes, consumers can spend more time enjoying their landscapes than ever before. This year’s trends reflect current lifestyle preferences as well as innovations happening in the…

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Save the date for the SANA/ SAGIC Convention 2019

4-7 June 2019, Arabella, Western Cape  Click here to visit the SAGIC website

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Monroe Blocks development breaks ground in downtown Detroit

One of Detroit’s largest developments officially broke ground today. Dan Gilbert’s Monroe Blocks will bring an office tower, residential, and green space to the area between Campus Martius and Greektown. The development will bring 847,000 square feet of office space, an estimated 482 residential units, and 117,000 square feet of retail space to the city blocks. “The world’s most innovative professionals and companies demand an environment that inspires and has a positive impact the surrounding area,” said Dan Gilbert. “Monroe Blocks places ample open space and cutting-edge technology at the literal center of the city, while offering a new landmark…

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Trees for Africa proves eco-entrepreneurship is a great career for differently abled youths

Food & Trees for Africa, the South African social and environmental enterprise, is dedicated to making a difference. For example, it supports community groups to teach more communities about permaculture food gardens. The organisation has also seen a gap in the need for employment options for differently abled people, and has programmes in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng that focuses solely on creating job opportunities for children in special-needs schools.ADVERTISING “The learners go through this training programme, and we encourage the schools to allow them to shadow at a nursery or other places where they can learn landscaping skills or [using] a…

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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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