Architecture ZA 2015


Thu, 24 Sep 2015 to Sat, 26 Sep 2015

The Clay Brick Association of South Africa is an affiliate partner for Architecture ZA 2015 – Future City.This year’s programme is broader, more inclusive and structured to target the largest possible audience of architects, as well as members of the design fraternity, at all levels of their career development.

This event is being run together  with the Gauteng Institute for Architecture (Gifa) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The Johannesburg AZA2015  Festival is scheduled to take place between 24-26 September 2015 at The Sheds, 1 Fox Street, Newtown. This festival will also be open to the public.  The Gifa exhibition of Regional Institutes’ Awards for Architecture exhibitions are geared to create interest amongst the public in search of South Africa’s finest architecture.  During the evening design focused film festivals will be screened and city tours conducted.

Please refer to the attachment for the Architecture ZA 2015 overview information and additional information regarding Future City Conference. Our topics include

  • How have cities been shaped and how will they continue to shape our modern world?
  • Key issues challenging future cities, and in particular South African Cities and how can these challenges be overcome using innovative, elegant solutions?

The September AZA2015 provides architects and related professionals with the valuable opportunity of being able to  engage with international and local speakers prepared to share their expertise and debate critical issues around architecture and the city.

Alongside the main event, there’s this year’s Student Architecture Festival, proudly brought to you by the University of Johannesburg, South Africa’s youngest school of architecture. The SAF will kick off with the award-winning documentary, The Competition, which is being shown on the African continent for the very first time. With sponsorship from some of Gauteng’s most generous and forward-thinking practices, the Spanish director of the documentary, Angel Borrego Cubero, will host a Q&A session after the screening. An exciting programme of student-led and run talks, walks and workshops runs parallel to AZA2015, offering the nation’s students, delegates and the general public a glimpse into what’s on the mind of the nation’s next generation of architects, urban designers and budding intellectuals. Two exhibitions will run during AZA2015: one showcasing the finalists in the Des Baker awards, and the other, showing some of the best current work coming out of UJ’s department of architecture, including work from its brand-new graduate programme, ‘Unit System Africa.’

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