Innovation has become a defining feature of our world today, and the ultimate goal of every innovation should be the creation of a better future. A call for entry is now open for the AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Award, which recognises contributions and ideas that bring sustainable innovation to living environments.

All practitioners – architects, engineers, project managers and designers of sustainable solutions are invited to enter if they have a vision that has shaped our communities towards livable sustainability and a better future for all.  This is one competition where judges are looking for entries that reflect forward-thinking designs that have a better future for all in mind.

The AfriSam-SAIA Award supports a learning journey towards regenerative design with an emphasis on sustainability, innovation, transformation and multidisciplinary efforts. The AfriSam-SAIA Award recently celebrated a decade of contributions to sustainable architecture and innovation. Over the decade, the competition has drawn an exciting range of entries, honouring outstanding achievements in sustainable architecture as well as creative design entries displaying sustainability at their very core. The 2019/2020 winners will undoubtedly showcase the nexus between innovation, lifestyle and technology, in the built environment. Leaders in the built environment and in sustainable design, have an important role to play in creating new spaces that have the power to elevate, dignify and provide a better quality of life for everyone.

Those looking to enter, are urged to familiarise themselves with the criteria and category specifications before entering. Submissions are free, and more than one project may be entered, however separate entries are required. We welcome all designers and practitioners to submit their work. All 2019/2020 entries must be submitted online:  before 31 March 2020.

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