AfriSam SAIA - Students

The AfriSam Student Award for Sustainable Design calls on enrolled architecture students across South Africa to enter this awards programme which challenges you to come up with sustainable solutions for existing architecture. Find out more here.

AfriSam SAIA - Professionals

The AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation recognises contributions that bring sustainable innovation to living environments through an integrated approach to communities, planning, design, architecture, building practice, natural systems and technology. Find more here.

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Introducing the AfriSam Student Award for Sustainable Design.

Students registered for courses in architecture, design and other related urban planning programmes can now show their mettle by entering the newly introduced AfriSam Student Award for Sustainable Design, launched on 1 June. With a prize of R60 000 towards the...

Exploring the importance of socially sustainable development.

In addition to environmental and economic dimensions, sustainable development also has a social aspect. According to Dorothea Breier, ethnologist and scholar of urban studies at the University of Helsinki, “Development that only takes into account the environment and...

Adidas by Stella McCartney creates 100% recyclable hoodie.

Sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled two new Adidas by Stella McCartney performance apparel prototypes, including what it claims is the world’s first 100% recyclable hoodie created from garment waste. The world currently produces an estimated 92m tonnes of textile...