Celebrating Mpumalanga Architects on World Architecture Day


Today we celebrate World Architecture Day, and, more specifically, the extraordinary South African Architects we are fortunate to work with. A highlight of our commercial year was the annual SAIA Mpumalanga Awards Evening, held at Oliver’s Restaurant and Boutique Lodge outside White River on the 3rd October 2019.

 World Architecture Day

One of our top senior Commercial Agents, Willem Pretorius, was selected not only to sit on the judging panel but also to join Reiner Förtsch from Förtsch+Associates Architects to present the awards - a huge tribute to his depth of knowledge and industry experience.

 Willem Pretorius

Entries from local Architects covered: new buildings in the region, technological advancements, conservation and restoration of heritage buildings, works of social importance, and notable research in the field of Architecture.


The five winners:

  • Commendation:  Giitd Architects. Project: House The Rest
  • Awards for Architecture: ARCHI Studio Architects. Project: House N’Wambu
  • Awards for Architecture: Earth Switch Architects. Project: New Thanda School Facilities.
  • Awards of Architecture: GAPP Architects. Mixed Area at University.
  • Awards of Architecture: Marcus Smith Architects. Project: Silvan Safari Lodge.


It was an honour to co-sponsor this stylish event with Corobric, network with the region’s Architecture fraternity, and applaud the success and achievements of our very own South African visionaries.


The formalities of the evening were closed by Willem who addressed the Architects with some inspirational words and followed with a warm thank you to the organisers. After that, many guests stayed and enjoyed the rest of the evening unwinding in the bar and veranda area. It was clear, from the large group that gathered, that the Architects of the Mpumalanga Institute are a close-knit team, who work mindfully to uplift Mpumalanga’s landscape and change its urban horizons in sustainable ways.


Contact Willem to discuss how he and his team can add value to your next commercial project in Mpumalanga: [email protected] 


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