GLA wins two merit awards


Architecture is the most visible and public of the arts. An important function of the Regional Institutes (for Architecture) and the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) is to recognise and promote excellence in architecture and to create public awareness and debate on architectural issues.

The awards programme is run in two stages over a two year period, starting with Regional (Merit) Awards during the first year. The recipients are considered for the national SAIA Awards for Excellence in the second year.

We are extremely proud to announce that, at the regional Cape Institute for Architecture Award Ceremony held on Wednesday 30 September, two of our projects were included amongst the twelve Merit Awards recipients. The complete list includes:

Hermanus Community Day Centre
Gallagher Lourens Architects

MyCiti Cape Town IRT Bus Depots (Stables) (Inner City) (Atlantis)
Gallagher Lourens Architects

28 Hudson Street Extension
Leon Saven Architectural Design

Tree Canopy Walkway (Boomslang) at Kirstenbosch
Mark Thomas Architects

79 Brommersvlei Road

Heideveld Primary School
Meyer & Associates Architects and Urban Designers

Du Noon Temporary Community Day Clinic
Revel Fox and Partners

Oudewerf Hotel Stellenbosch
Revel Fox and Partners

Sinkhuis Stellenbosch for Mr & Mrs Slee
Slee & Co. Architects

17 Glen Avenue

No.1 Silo, V&A Waterfront
VDMMA & RBA in Association

Watershed, V&A Waterfront
Wolff Architects

These awards are conferred upon the projects and not the authors or clients, and as such we want to share the honour with all those who contributed to the success of these projects, including our clients and their representatives, co-consultants, sub-consultants, contractors, sub-contractors and users of the facilities. Thank you very much!

For those who are interested, an exhibition of the 65 projects entered is currently on display at the Cape Institute for Architecture, 71 Hout Street, Cape Town.

It is a very humbling experience to visit these projects and to see how well the users are caring for the facilities and how well the public interacts with the buildings. It is a great honour to be recognised by our piers for contributions to our built environment.

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