Steering Panel Outcomes Update
The Steering Panel Chaired by Professor Lesley Lokko share their thinking and decisions on the Africa Architecture Awards 2017 in this public panel discussion held in Maboneng in June 2016. Their decision to respond with values based criteria for adjudicating an Africa Architecture Awards in 4 selected categories is underpinned by a deep belief that creating a platform for dialogue on architecture is as important as the awards program itself. Creating ‘cultural capital’ – a space beyond just talking about the buildings. Watch the video to get an overview of the outcomes and who the Master jury will be for the 2017 awards.
Podcast of the Panel discussion below:
Ricky Marima of Ogojiii Magazine asks the panel a question
The conversation continued after the 90-minute public panel discussion. Heather Dodd from SavageDodd Architects (Merit Winner in the 2015 Architecture for Social Gain Awards) and Prof. Lesley Lokko share a point in the Saint-Gobain Café
Luís Urbano studying some of the work exhibited by the GSA students from the University of Johannesburg in the Saint-Gobain GAP Urban Lounge in the Museum of African Design in Maboneng
Architects signing up on to the Africa Architecture Awards 2017 Project Bank. All architectural practices or students who register will be kept up to date on key entry dates, tips on how to enter and submit online plus any events or forums being held in their region.
All of the winners from the Architecture for Social Gain Awards 2015 (which was the inaugural awards program) were displayed in the spectacular inflated structure – Xhale, created by the Taylor brothers on commission for AfrikaBurn 2016.
Atisha Gopichund-Lutchman (Marketing Manager Saint-Gobain) Phill Mashabane (Mashabane Rose Architects) Doreen Adengo (Adengo Architects) Issa Diabaté ( Koffi & Diabaté Architects) Benard Mhembere (Commercial Manager Sub-Saharan Africa Saint-Gobain) inside the exhibition

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