Ex-Brandwag learner receives top architecture award

2019-11-21 06:01

ARCHITECTURE has the profound ability to capture a particular moment in history, reflecting the various interests, beliefs and unique character of a place in time through form and material.

The design of such legacy-defining structures is perfectly represented at this year’s Corobrik regional architecture award. This year it was announced that Gideon Greyvenstein from Nelson Mandela University was the Eastern Cape regional winner of this sought-after award. Commenting on the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, Musa Shangase, Corobrik Commercial Director said, “As an organisation, we believe that ‘better starts here’, and this is particularly true for this award. These up-and-coming young architects are already designing iconic structures that would imprint their legacy on the country’s built environment. It is truly an honour to witness history being made.”

For the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award, Gideon Greyvenstein received R10 000, with Mohammad Yusuf Gopee taking home the second-prize of R8 000, and Zani Alberts receiving R6 000 for third place. A further R6 000 was awarded to Robert Duvenhage for his innovative use of clay masonry in the building design.

Greyvenstein’s dissertation, entitled ‘The design of a merino wool processing facility in Barkly east, Eastern Cape’ is a sustainable factory as a rural regenerative system.

Zani Alberts from Uitenhage, was awarded third place for her thesis entitled ‘Additions and Alterations to the Werdmuller Centre in lower Claremont, Cape Town.’

Zani matriculated at Brandwag High School. Since her early childhood days she was interested in architecture and dreamt about one day becoming an architect.

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