African Design Magazine December 2015 - Page 82

HONOURED The Free State Institute of Architects (FSIA) has this year again given their members the opportunity to be awarded with a regional award for architecture. Members were invited to submit Free State (South Africa) projects, completed between January 2013 and December 2014. T hese professional works were adjudicated by a Panel of Jurors on 12 and 13 October 2015. The Awards’ Programme is not a competition, each project was adjudicated and awarded on merit (example: design, aesthetics, commodity, orientation, etc.). The awards were conferred during the FSIA’s Year-End Function/Awards’ Ceremony held on October 22, 2015. Projects awarded with a ‘FSIA Award for Architecture 2015’ were: • Gallery on Leviseur by Sergio Nunes Architects • House Roodt by Roodt Architects • The Edge Restaurant, Naval Hill by Reinier Brönn Architects & Associates • Liedjiesbos Guest House New Residence by p+arc Architects • Reinvention of a 48 Year-Old Spec House; House Van Zyl by GXY Architects • UFS Main Campus New Visitors’ Centre by Typology Architects The Regional Awards Programme is held biannually. Each of the 11 Regional Institutes, affiliated with the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), forward SAIA’s standard awards conditions and guidelines to their members to submit projects completed in each Region, for the specific period. The Panel of Adjudicators also follows specific guidelines to ensure that the process adheres to SAIA’s standards. Projects awarded with a regional award, are then submitted for national adjudication to become eligible for a SAIA Award of Merit 2016 and a SAIA Award for Excellence 2016. The above entries were also on display during the FSIA’s BloemBuild Expo held in July at the Callie Human Centre, University of the Free State Main Campus. AD 82 africandesignmagazine.com