Submissions to the biennial AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation have surpassed even the previous record.

The four categories of the awards, Sustainable ArchitectureResearch in SustainabilitySustainable Products and Technology and Sustainable Social Programmes aim to promote and increase cross-disciplinary learning and understanding in the field of sustainability and sustainable practice. The adjudication process considers four criteria Harmonisation, People Upliftment, Place Making Performance and Evolutionary Paradigm.

The panel of adjudicators convened on 13 April to shortlist projects for in loco inspections, after which a final list of qualifying entries will be announced. This year’s adjudicators are Maryke Cronje (convenor), Richard Stretton, Dr Emmanuel Nkambule, Dr Sechaba Maape, Philippa Tumubweinee and Niraksha Singh.

Read more about our adjudicators here.