Category D: Sustainable Social Programmes

A project of social importance in the field of sustainability and the living environment.

There is no restriction on the building type, use or size. It is also intended for small-scale alterations or interiors if they are of exceptional quality and contribute to the current discourse on sustainable architecture. Although the project may not meet all the sustainability criteria identified, it should be easily identified as having specific attributes within sustainable architecture, worthy of recognition. Only architectural projects, completed and beneficially occupied by 24 March 2017 are eligible.

Conditions 4 entry

More than one project may be submitted. A separate entry must be completed for each separate submission. Entries should clearly identify how it meets the requirements for consideration for the AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Architecture + Innovation. The following information must be supplied in full:

  1. A brief description of the entry of approximately 300 words by the author.
  2. For each of the four criteria (Harmonisation, People Upliftment, Evolutionary Paradigm, Placemaking Performance), elaborate in no more than 200 words per criterion, detail how the project addresses the criterion in its implementation.
  3. A brief comment on the entry from client or stakeholder where relevant - not exceeding 300 words.
  4. A copy of the full documentation. The adjudicators may request additional documentation.
  5. Photographs or visual material to illustrate the project and its context must be submitted in high-quality jpg or pdf format. Any audio-visual material should please be in one of the following formats: Mp4, avi,mov or wmv.