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GIfA Call for Entries

GIfA Awards For Architecture call for Entries

GIfA invites its members and members of the SAIA Regional Institutes to enter projects for the 2023-2024 Awards. Eligible projects will be forwarded to the national Panel of Assessors for adjudication of the SAIA Award of Merit and for Excellence.

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GIfA Awards For Architecture call for Entries
GIfA Awards For Architecture call for Entries

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15 May 2023, 15:00

GIfA Call for Entries

About the event

GIfA invites its members and members of the SAIA Regional Institutes to enter projects for the 2023-2024 Awards.

Eligible projects will be forwarded to the national Panel of Assessors for adjudication of the SAIA Award of Merit and for Excellence.

Demarcation for Projects of GIfA, a Region of SAIA

1.The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality

2.The City of Sedibeng Metropolitan Municipality

3.The West Rand District Municipality (the region south of the N14)

4.The City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (the region south of the N12).

Please note that the submission is online

Work may be submitted to the Region by the author or any member of the Region with the author’s, or other responsible person’s, permission.

Projects that fall in an area under the jurisdiction of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture, and were completed during the period 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022, are eligible for entry to the 2023-2024 SAIA awards programme.

Please note that all the Regional Institutes are inviting entries for the awards. Members who have done work in an area outside the jurisdiction of the Gauteng Institute for Architecture should obtain (and return) entry forms from the relevant Regional Institute where the project falls.

Projects outside South Africa may be submitted to the member’s Regional Institute. It should be noted that in-loco inspection of these projects may not be possible, and additional video material might be required to adjudicate the project through a virtual review. Should such projects go forward for national adjudication, and funding is made available by the entrant to cover the costs, every effort will be made by the national Panel of Assessors to carry out an in-loco inspection.

GIfA Award for Architecture 2023

The Regional Institute makes this award to encourage and recognize good design or a noteworthy contribution to the field of architecture in the Region. It may be for:

Category A (Non- refundable fee of R1500.00)

• a new building or group of buildings.

• a work of technological importance.

• the conservation, restoration, and/or rehabilitation (refurbishment) of existing buildings, historic precincts, or areas.

There is no restriction on the building type, use, or size. It is also intended for small-scale alterations or interiors if they are of exceptional quality and contribute to the current discourse on architecture. Although the project may contain flaws, it should be clearly identifiable as having specific attributes worthy of recognition.

Category B-(Non-refundable fee of R750.00)

• a work of social importance, other than a building, for which the member or architectural practice was appointed as the architect.

• research in the field of architecture.

Category C-(Non-refundable fee of R1000.00)

• a small project of max. value R7 500 000-00

• from a small practice with a maximum of 2 Professional Architects.

Meet the GIfA Adjudication Panel of 2023

Architect Olivier Galenge

GIfA President, and Convenor

Dr. Sechaba Maape

Architect and Academic

Nisha van der Hoven

Senior Architect

Melinda Silverman

Architect, Urban designer, and Urban strategist

Thorsten Deckler

Architect 

Dr Jennifer Mirembe:

Architect, Department Human Settlements

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