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AfriSam Student Award for Sustainable Design

Monday, 12 August 2019  
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The AfriSam Student Award for Sustainable Design is a programme for architecture students and candidate architects across South Africa. This project aims to inspire students to apply their learning of sustainable and innovative solutions to existing structures. Students stand a chance of winning R60 000 towards their student account.

Entries for the award programme will open on 1 June and close on 6 September.


The brief

Students are required to take an in-depth look at Joubert Park / the Johannesburg Art Gallery and connecting the museum to its immediate community and other audiences.

You must look at solutions that:

  1. Craft a symbiotic relationship between the JAG, its rich art collection and its surrounds;
  2. Reconsider the agency of boundaries;
  3. And create a new public interface.

[Download the full brief here]

Additional reading & resources

  • Submission requirements [Download here]
  • How much is the community of Joubert Park involved in the Johannesburg Art Gallery today? [Download here]
  • Draft Report: Heritage Impact Assessment & Conservation Management Plan for Joubert Park  [Download here]
  • Status Quo: Park Station Sub-precinct Development Framework [Download here]


The Criteria

The adjudicators will look at four main criteria that entries must demonstrate. These are:

  • Harmonisation
  • People Upliftment
  • Evolutionary Paradigm
  • Placemaking Performance

Entries should embody sound sustainable practices, that bear the hallmarks of great architectural or social design and innovative thinking in the field of sustainability, to improve our world.