The winners of the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards, the first Pan-African architecture competition, will be announced at a gala awards ceremony to be held at the newly opened Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town on 28 September 2017.
Following the awards ceremony, a free public colloquium titled Celebrating Architecture in Africa will be held on 29 September to discuss the winning projects. It will take place at the Institute for Creative Arts at UCT Hiddingh Campus in Cape Town from 09h00 onwards. Participants include members of the Steering Panel and Master Jury for the Africa Architecture Awards.
The colloquium is organised by Zahira Asmal, director of The City and advisor to the Africa Architecture Awards, and is hosted by the founder of the awards, Saint-Gobain, in conjunction with UCT’s Institute for Creative Arts. There will be three sessions in total, with the first two sessions moderated by writer and critic Sean O’Toole, and the third hosted by Ghanaian architect Joe Addo. The public may attend all or any of the sessions.
09h00 – 10h30 Session 1: Making the awards (Steering Panel)
11h00 – 12h30 Session 2: Judging the awards (Jury members)
14h00 – 15h30 Session 3: Bringing African context/s into the conversation
Date: 29 September 2017
Place: Institute for Creative Arts, Hiddingh Hall, UCT Hiddingh Campus, 31 Orange Street, Gardens
Theme: Celebrating Architecture in Africa