Saint-Gobain Sub-Saharan Africa Delegation in South Africa
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The first prize of the 14th International Saint-Gobain MultiComfort House Students Contest was awarded to Vahin Parmananda and Mthokozisi Sibisi, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. Their project “Solar.Creek.Community” combines innovation and vernacular architecture with a climate driven approach to create sustainable communities.
On 27 July 2017, the Africa Architecture Awards announced a shortlist of 20 projects, which now stand in line for a trophy in either the Built, Speculative, Emerging Voices or Critical Dialogue category; or, the overall Grand Prix award of USD$10 000.
There were 139 entries in the Built category, 91 entries in the Speculative category, 44 entries in the Emerging Voices category and 34 entries in the Critical Dialogue category.
Following our previous announcement regarding the cyber-attack which impacted SaintGobain on June 27, 2017, we are pleased to announce that the last operations which were still experiencing difficulties returned to normal at the start of the week.
After a flood of entries, the Africa Architecture Awards has extended its entry deadline, allowing more architects from across the continent the opportunity to showcase their talents.
Like several other companies Saint-Gobain experienced an important cyber-attack on June 27, 2017. IT systems were disconnected to stop the spread of the virus and back-up working modes were immediately activated in all businesses of Saint-Gobain. No personal data has been disclosed to any third party.
The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards is noteworthy as the first dedicated Pan-African awards programme of its kind. Launched by founder Saint-Gobain, the awards aim to recognise and reward worthy projects from across the African continent, with one overall winner garnering a $10 000 grand prize.