Africa Architecture Awards 2017
The Africa Architecture Awards aims to recognise and reward worthy projects from around the continent and to create a broader awareness of the issues and opportunities inherent in the built environment through dialogue, analysis and criticism.
In seeking to create a lasting, meaningful, critical and creative platform Saint-Gobain upon the advice of the 2017 Steering Panel has taken the view that socially responsive design should be the basis of all design worldwide, and that the term ‘Social Gain’ - the platform for the 2015 Awards Program - needed to be further developed to accurately convey the sense of expanding boundaries and fields that are occurring across Africa. Accordingly, the title Africa Architecture Awards is the new name for the awards.
In pursuit of narrative and dialogue around the process of architecture, the Africa Architecture Awards will continue with the entry format of the 2015 awards. All entries must be submitted in the format of a movie. This can be generated via Facebook tools, Powerpoint Quicktime outputs, 3D software walk-throughs or scripted and edited movies. We will be looking to reward the process and the project through the power of storytelling. Once projects are shortlisted, technical site visits for review will inform the final awarding of trophies and certificates by the Master Jury.
Follow us on our website and social media for regular award program roadshow updates, videos of hosted panel discussions and talks on Africa architecture and awards plus tips on how to make the best movies using different APPS and mobile devices. Entries officially open in January 2017 however the conversation has already begun.
Get the latest news and updates on the Architecture for Social Gain Awards
Steering Panel Selection
Steering Panel Chairperson Appointed
Constitution Draft Presentation
Proposal outline for endorsement drafted for consideration by AUA
Call-for-Master Jury Nominations
Submission Process Defined
Master Jury Selection Confirmed
Awards Patron(s) Announced
Awards Announcement and PR Campaign Launch
Technical/Logistical Platforms Implemented
October 2016 - December 2016
Roadshow in various African countries
Entries open online
Entries close 30 June 2017
First round of judging 13th/14th/15th of July
Technical Reports Commissioned
Press release on short list
Technical Reviews completed
Final judging 4th and 5th of September
Awards Ceremony Thursday 7th of September 2017
Publications & Exhibitions