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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…

  • 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…

  • 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. …

  • 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…

  • 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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CALL FOR EXEMPLARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS & VISIONARY DESIGN CONCEPTS

May 31, 2019

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,…

Canopy by Hilton to open first Africa property in Cape Town

May 31, 2019

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…

Landscape Architecture Foundation announces winners for 2019 Olmsted Scholars Program

May 24, 2019

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…

Promenade extension nearing completion

May 24, 2019

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…

Bringing Home the Gold!

May 22, 2019

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…

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

May 17, 2019

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…

City mulls a ‘fresh coat’ to curb bark stripping

May 17, 2019

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…

New outdoor gym for Bellville Campus

May 17, 2019

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…

CAPE TOWN’S ABSA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPED

May 17, 2019

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…