This year’s Corobrik regional architectural awards will showcase the current trends of a place in time through form and material.
These awards have been made to four newly-qualified architects who will go on to create legacy-defining buildings during their careers.
At the University of Johannesburg Senzo Mamba was the regional winner of this sought-after award. Commenting on the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award, Musa Shangase, Corobrik commercial director says, “As an organisation, we believe that ‘better starts here’, and this is particularly true for this award. These up-and-coming young architects are already designing iconic structures that would imprint their legacy on the country’s built environment. It is truly an honour to witness history being made.”
For the Corobrik Regional Architecture Award, Senzo Mamba received R10 000, with Sibusiso Mncwango taking home the second prize of R8 000, and Tarien Laubscher receiving R6 000 for third place. A further R6 000 was awarded to Saikumar Singh for innovative use of clay masonry in the building design.
Shangase adds that it was “Enlightening to see a generation of new architects showcasing world-class design talent. The designs by the winners of Corobrik Regional Architecture Award are an example of the start of legacy-enduring structures that will connect future generations with our current-day experiences. When it comes to creating a legacy in architecture, it’s best to rely on honest, simple materials that inform the architectural language without overpowering the finished product.”