Find all of the Saint-Gobain's press releases related to sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, celebrated its 350th Anniversary last year and to mark this noteworthy milestone, sponsored an architectural awards programme in Mexico, India and South Africa – The Architecture for Social Gain Awards. These awards were conceptualized by Saint-Gobain to recognize and reward talent in the design of spaces that promote learning and development.
Saint-Gobain announces the launch of 13th International Edition for Multi Comfort Student Contest, which will be held in Madrid, Spain, between May 31st and June 2th, 2017.
Spanning over 131,000 square meters, the mall of Africa was constructed utilizing 400 000 square meters of Saint-Gobain’s solutions, provided by five of its brands: Saint-Gobain Ecophon, Saint-Gobain Glass, Saint-Gobain Gyproc, Saint-Gobain Isover and Saint-Gobain Weber. Ranging from wall panels, to glazing, plasterboard, glass wool and mortar, all Saint-Gobain activities contribute to serve the buildings with energy efficiency and comfort for future shoppers.
Saint-Gobain has finalized an agreement creating a joint-venture in which it owns 50% of the capital of Lodhia Gypsum Industries based in Arusha, Tanzania, situated on the border with Kenya.