AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Design and Innovation
2015 / 2016 Awards
Built environment professions, including architects, engineers, urban designers and planners, are increasingly held liable for the performance of their designs.The AfriSam-SAIA (South African Institute of Architects) Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation recognises projects that are the result of an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology. Sustainable design philosophy encourages conscious decisions at each phase of the design process to ensure an integrated, holistic approach. This philosophy informed our concept development and design process for the AfriSam-SAIA Award promotion and collateral, as well as the awards events.
2013 / 2014 Awards
Built environment professions, including architects, engineers, urban designers and planners, are increasingly held liable for the performance of their designs.
The AfriSam-SAIA (South African Institute of Architects) Award for Sustainable Architecture recognises projects that are the result of an integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology. The change in mind-set necessary to achieve this vision is a sustained, long-term effort to transform education at all levels.
To engage the next generation of design thinkers we broadened the communication goals of the The 2013/14 AfriSam-SAIA Award for sustainable Architecture Event. The Awards event, held at the newly renovated Johannesburg City Library, was accompanied by a traveling exhibition. We commissioned short documentary films to showcase each of the 15 successful Award submissions, narratively explaining the sustainable design merits of each project. The exhibition was designed to also appeal to school children visiting the facilities. In addition we developed a grade 10 learner curriculum around sustainable design and invited Johannesburg inner city schools of participate in the program. Over 10 the days after the awards event the Joburg City Library was abuzz with future earth custodians learning about our shared prosperity.
The design communication goal was to create an experience where all elements of the collateral and event linked to the notion of sustainable design in order to create an immersive experience. We built the exhibition backdrop from Rebul - a sustainable packaging board made from recycled paper. We paid tribute to the context of an Africana library where paper is recognised as the highest order.