October 16, 2019



Friday, September 27, 2019

New Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa – it offers a view of Magaliesberg -

Friday, September 27, 2019

Growthpoint’s ambitious Sandton Summit plan -

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

SA billionaire Koos Bekker spent millions on an estate in the UK – take a look -

Friday, September 20, 2019

Durban aerotropolis masterplan expected to attract R1tn in investment -

Friday, September 20, 2019

Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme -

Friday, September 20, 2019

South African Heritage Highlights In One Easy Destination At Vergelegen -

Monday, September 16, 2019

R240m Sterling Industrial Park nears completion -

Friday, September 13, 2019

Joburg uses Arbor City win to call on residents to plant trees -

Friday, September 13, 2019

Phase one of Rustenburg Mall under way -

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New VR technology to make SA forestry chainsaw training safer -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Friday, August 30, 2019

Time to revamp the Grand Parade kiosks -

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Council passes first ever resilience strategy for Cape Town -

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

R3bn Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme Memorial Hospital nearly complete -

Friday, August 23, 2019


Friday, August 23, 2019

The Future Is Not Female … It Is Intersectional, Say Women In Architecture -

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cemeteries maintenance gains momentum -

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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

Friday, August 16, 2019


Friday, August 16, 2019

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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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,…

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Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town

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…

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Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program

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…

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Promenade extension nearing completion

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…

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Arbor City Awards

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