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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

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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Friday, May 3, 2019

Arbor City Awards

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Bringing Home the Gold!

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has won a gold medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden has won a gold medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, this is the 37th time that SANBI Kirstenbosch will be bringing home gold from this highly anticipated event on the British calendar. The Kirstenbosch Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit has been proudly representing South Africa’s diverse floral kingdom at the Chelsea Flower Show for 44 years. This year’s exhibit was indeed a show-stopper, with its cutting edge design featuring a…

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

University of Southern California School of Architecture appointed associate professor Alison Hirsch as the new director of the Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program, effective August 2019.   As a landscape theorist, designer, and historian, Hirsch’s work focuses on how the interpretation of sociocultural practices and marginalized histories and memories can contribute to the design of meaningful urban places. Her research areas include: cultural landscapes; spatial politics of landscape architecture; contested urban landscapes; activist design methods; practices of representation; and landscape’s intersections with performance and choreography. Last month, Hirsch won her second Graham Foundation grant for Landscape and “the Working Country”: Food Justice and…

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City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping

An increase in illegal bark stripping poses a serious threat to Cape Town’s trees. This threat has sent the City of Cape Town’s Recreation and Parks Department off in search of possible answers. An alarming number of indigenous trees are being stripped of their barks which could eventually destroy thousands of trees in Cape Town’s public open spaces, among others. When the bark is stripped from the entire circumference of a tree, also referred to as ring-barking, trees die a slow death due to the interruption of their nutritional transport systems. If only partially stripped, it damages the tree to…

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New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus

The Bellville Campus now has a new spot where students and staff members can burn some calories or simply take a breather. The new Outdoor Gym Park is situated next to MGR 1 and has 12 pieces of exercise equipment. “Staff and students can use the gym for a workout but we also invite the university community to go and sit on one of the six benches on the site for a lunchtime chat. We will also be installing floodlights so the gym can be used at night.” said Phillip Chibvuri from the Residence Business Unit. Chibvuri said extra trees have been…

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CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED

An iconic 70’s high-rise in Cape Town’s downtown financial district is being redeveloped into a unique mixed-use building called Foreshore Place, which will feature 34 storeys of ultra-modern, luxury residential and commercial premises. Situated on the corner of Adderley Street, Riebeek Street and St Georges Mall and previously known as the ABSA building, Foreshore Place will have 15 floors of commercial space with the ground floor offering banking facilities, coffee shops, food and other shops. Above this will rise 11 floors of residential units, which runs from the 6th floor to 16th floor, made up of 99 one-bedroom apartments, nine…

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FutureScape 2019. Book Your Stand Today!

Join us on the 25th October, Cape Town International Convention Centre! 80 Stands, 800 delegates, Bigger & Better 2019 FutureScape Trade Event Follow this link for stand selection. Click here

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Property developer John Rabie launches new venture in Portugal

South African property developer John Rabie has embarked on a new joint venture in Portugal, with Geneva-based GMG Real Estate and Europe-domiciled Neworld – the new operational body that will spearhead Rabie’s residential and mixed-use developments beyond South Africa – creating a €90m (over R1.4bn) residential and retail development in Amoireras, Lisbon. “Lisbon has so much to offer. An enchanting city with a wonderful climate, zero crime and plenty available for the growing tourist market. We feel very confident that we are at the right place at the right time and that we will be able to offer our investors…

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Cape Town winner in City Nature Challenge thanks to residents

The City of Cape Town is proud to announce that Cape Town is the official winner of two categories in the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Cape Town came out tops in the categories for making the most observations and recording the most species. This international competition saw over 150 cities from around the world compete to see who could make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people. Cape Town has won the most recorded observations and most recorded species categories of the 2019 City Nature Challenge. Together, Cape Town participants were able to…

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The 2019 IDEA DESIGN CONFERENCE & SAJAH CONFERENCE (PIA) The conference is aimed at all design professionals and architects in order to inspire exceptional design and to explore synergies across the different disciplines of design. Delegates will be spoilt with an array of talks that are sure to birth new ideas. As conference hosts, the Pretoria Institute for Architecture (PIA) believes that this will be an absolutely memorable event for all creatives. PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME IDEA DESIGN CONFERENCE 2019 Organised by the Art Historical Work Group of South Africa that sponsors the South African Journal of Art History, in collaboration with…

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