Ambassador Barbier attends inaugural Architecture for Social Gain Awards [fr]
On April 1, Saint-Gobain launched the inaugural Architecture for Social Gain Awards 2015.
The awards recognise and reward talent in the design of spaces that promote learning and development. The awards are part of the 350 year anniversary celebrations of Saint-Gobain.
The three categories are Future (concepts and proposals), Built (existing projects) and the Adopt-a-School proposal for structures to be built to brief. Certificates were awarded to professional and student winners in each category, with the top adjudicated entry in each category winning a trip to Paris in October to take part in the global Saint-Gobain 350 year anniversary celebrations. This year there were 38 entries across the three categories.
- Merit Certificate: Vele Secondary School by East Coast Architects
- Merit Certificate: SOS Children’s Village in Tadjourah, Djibouti by Urko Sanchez
- Merit Certificate: Outreach Foundation Community Centre by Local Studio
- Trophy Winner: Outreach Foundation Community Centre by Local Studio
- Merit Certificate: Transitional Living Center by Noero Architects
- Merit Certificate: The Market Theatre Foundation Multipurpose Facility by KMH Architects
- Merit Certificate: Sol Plaatje University Competition by Savage + Dodd Architects
- Student Merit Certificate: Delft Exchange Towers by Anees Arnold / Jonathan Wilson
- Trophy Winner: The Market Theatre Foundation Multipurpose facility by KMH Architects
- Trophy Winner: Motshegofadiwa Primary, Hammanskraal by Kate Otten Architects
- Peoples Choice Award: Penguins Preschool by Stauch Voster Architects, Ecobrick Exchange
- Best Movie Award: Vele Secondary School by East Coast Architects
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