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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

COUNCIL APPROVAL OF PRECINCT PLANS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION -

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The LafargeHolcim Awards: Entries Open! -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

BTech Students shine at Architectural Awards -

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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

Green Developments- Construction with the environment in mind

The growth and development of strategic economic nodes into high-quality, investor friendly and sustainable urban environments is one of the underlying outcomes for the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA’s) implementation of area-based developments and regeneration projects. As urban densities continue to rise, the JDA also plays a key role in greening of Joburg’s public spaces – particularly buildings and parks – through its public environment upgrades. The agency has also taken the lead in a number of park upgrade and creation projects across the city. While the revamping of existing parks, and establishing of new ones, is chiefly a function of Johannesburg City…

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Outdoor gym launched

An outdoor gym facility has been launched on the Bellville Campus to address the fitness needs of students and staff. Vice-Chancellor, Prof Chris Nhlapo, said he immediately accepted the proposal for the creation of an open-air gym on the Bellville Campus. “You can only be One Smart CPUT if you are healthy and fit,” said Nhlapo. He added that he is delighted to notice that staff and students are using the athletic track for jogging purposes. Nhlapo emphasised that a healthy mind should be accompanied by a healthy body and encouraged students to use the facilities to de-stress. He said…

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Mall of the West kicks off Ntshongweni Urban Development

DURBAN – The first phase of the catalytic Ntshongweni Urban Development region will be an 85000 square metre regional retail experience called the Mall of the West.  This first phase development will cater to the underserviced western suburbs and surrounding areas in Durban and kickstart the Ntshongweni Urban Development which is expected to have a significant impact on socio-economic development for the region. In keeping with the rest of the upcoming phases of the development, the Mall of the West’s architectural aesthetic will use connected spaces to create a positive and symbiotic relationship between the building and surrounding natural environments. …

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COUNCIL APPROVAL OF PRECINCT PLANS IS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

It was a moment of great pride during the City of Johannesburg Council meeting, last week, when the Keys Avenue Arts Precinct Plan Amendment and Glen Austin Extension 3 Precinct Plan were respectively approved. In 2016, Council approval was granted for the Keys Avenue Arts Precinct Plan, which included the proposal to develop a privately-owned midblock park. The Urban Design Advisory Committee (UDAC), however, acknowledge that this proposed development was impractical to implement, and recommended an amendment. Reasons why the midblock project would not have worked are: ·       The full extent of the midblock park as illustrated in the Keys…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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New mixed-use student accommodation revitalises Hatfield Square

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…

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