Corobrik have announced the date for their next Architectural Student of the year awards – the 8th of May 2019.

The Award ceremony for the annual Corobrik Architectural Student competition is scheduled to take place at the Maslow Hotel in Gauteng with the aim being to “highlight the creative and technical talent of the cream of South Africa’s architectural students and to drive the advancement of design excellence nationally”.

Participants will be chosen from various universities including, University of the Free State, University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Tshwane University of Technology, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Pretoria and University of Witwatersrand.

The winner of this year’s award was Renée Minnaar from the University of Pretoria for her thesis entitled “Remediator – Restoring the dichotomous relationship between industry and nature through an urban eco-textile mill and dye house”.

Her design impressed the judges with its insightful way of tackling quintessentially South African issues that cross generations and present compelling reasons to rethink the local built environment in South Africa.