Over 300 registered entries for the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards have been received ahead of the competition’s original closing date. Entrants hail from across the continent and many are still completing the entry process. New registrations are being received daily. The organizers have thus extended the deadline for entries from 30 June 2017 to 14 July 2017.
This also presents an opportunity for those who haven’t yet registered for the competition, to do so, as new entries will still be permitted. There are two steps to enter: the first is to register, and the second is to submit documents, images and a film of the entered project. The deadline extension to 14 July 2017 is final and no late entries will be accepted after this date. The amended deadline applies to all categories except the People’s Choice Award, where public voting continues until 18 August 2017.
“As the founders of the Africa Architecture Awards, we are naturally pleased to see that the first-ever iteration has been so well received by architects,” says Saint-Gobain representative, Evan Lockhart-Barker, the Managing Director of the Saint-Gobain Retail Business Development Initiative. “But we would like to encourage as many entries as possible because we are aware of the vast number of significant projects from across Africa and how much they deserve to be highlighted. This extends from built projects to speculative works, to student projects and critical discourse.”
The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards is noteworthy as the first dedicated Pan-African awards programme of its kind. Launched by founder Saint-Gobain, the awards aim to recognise and reward worthy projects from across the African continent, with one overall winner garnering a $10 000 grand prize.