African Design Magazine July 2016 - Page 77

Advertorial winners. The SALI Awards of Excellence are presented each year at the South African Green Industries Council’s (SAGIC) convention. This year’s convention was held at Protea Hotel, Stellenbosch from 7 to 9 June 2016. Awards were presented for projects in each of the categories at the levels of Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit. The top awards are crowned with floating trophies in various categories. Life Landscapes won the Rand Water Trophy for the Best Water Wise Entry. This is a joint venture with RealGreen and it was awarded for their water wise projects done at Sun City. According to national judge, Morne Faulhammer, the drought that many areas in South Africa have been experiencing was evident in the projects. It is for this reason that the water wise category should be highlighted as the one area in landscaping that will no doubt expand in years to come, as we grapple with water shortages. Water wise practices have become common place in landscape construction, however, more needs to be done. Apart from the trophy award, Life Landscapes also won a merit award, a bronze award, seven silver and 13 gold awards. Merit Award for: LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – PriceWaterHouse Coopers Bronze Award for: 1. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WITH DESIGN BY OTHERS – Life Landscapes – Dainfern Square Silver Awards for: 1. WATER WISE – Life Landscapes – Grundfos 2. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – 1059 Francis Baard Street – SABC 3. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – Grundfos 4. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – Southern Sun Katherine 5. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WITH DESIGN BY OTHERS – Life Landscapes – House Brad Cilliers 6. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WITH DESIGN BY OTHERS – Life Landscapes – West End Office Park Building A 7. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WITH DESIGN BY OTHERS – Life Landscapes – Hominid House Gold Awards for: 1. WATER WISE – Life Landscapes & Real Green JV – Sun City 2. SPECIALISED LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION – Life Landscapes & Real Green JV – Nedbank Golf Challenge 3. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – Waterfall Equestrian & Maxwell Drive 4. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – Spoor & Fisher 5. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – Waterfall Hills 6. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – The Grove Mall 7. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – 267 West Street 8. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – Karcher 9. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes & Real Green JV – Sun City 10. LANDSCAPE AND TURF MAINTENANCE – Life Landscapes – The Country Club Johannesburg 11. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WITH DESIGN BY OTHERS – Life Landscapes – 50 Curzon Road 12. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WITH DESIGN BY OTHERS – Life Landscapes – The Grove Mall 13. LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WITH DESIGN BY OTHERS – Life Landscapes – Monaghan Stand 68 Trophy Award for: RAND WATER TROPHY FOR THE BEST WATER WISE ENTRY – Life Landscapes and Real Green Joint Venture for Sun City africandesignmagazine.com 77