June 15, 2019

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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

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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The Canadian Canoe Museum’s 1.5acre Green Roof

The Canadian Canoe Museum has announced that the Dalglish Family Foundation has made a $1.2 million commitment to its capital campaign. Camilla and Peter Dalglish, directors of the foundation and longtime supporters of the organization (see photo below), were at the museum on Monday (November 13th) for the announcement of the generous gift, which will support capital costs for the new facility to be built along the Peterborough Lift Lock on the Trent-Severn Waterway. The new museum’s 1.5-acre green roof—with its accessible boardwalk, extensive pollinator gardens and exhilarating views of the National Historic Site—will be named in their honour. The…

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