Multi-talented students compete for Multi-comfort title

July 28 2017

The Isover Multicomfort Students competition has been an annual highlight on the event calendar of Isover Global for the past thirteen years. 2016 saw South-Africa participates for the first time.

This year the event was hosted in Madrid Spain. The task was related to a regeneration project within the city and South-Africa had the opportunity to send two teams to represent the Southern hemisphere at this event. Jared Potgieter & Kyle Weedman presented their project Archi-Dapt in true UJ style. Tarien Laubscher and James Howard did us equally proud, by presenting their Cultivating Comfort project.  

The winning team this year hails from Latvia, with the Ukraine following close in their steps.

Our South African teams, although not ranked in the top 3, received a lot of praise for their skill and interpretation of the task, and the international judges were very complimentary on the quality of their work. 

Sibusiso Mthembu, Saint-Gobain local custodian of the competition, says he is confident that South Africa will still make great inroads into this competition, and is already excited for next year’s task, having already confirmed more universities to take part in 2018.