Highlighting talent, creativity, innovation and inspiration, the Corobrik Student Architecture Awards is all about jump-starting careers, building the industry and designing tomorrow. The finalists are selected from the eight major universities, based on the students’ Architectural Master’s theses, from the class of 2022.
LIVE Winner Announcement
16 May | 15:30-16:30
Melicia van Loggerenberg | University of Pretoria
Melicia says she feels honoured to represent the University of Pretoria. “I would like to thank Corobrik for providing a platform to take our projects beyond our respective establishments.”
Mia Pulles | University of the Witwatersrand
“Architecture not only sculpturally defines the space we occupy on this beautiful planet, but it provides people with real, tactile opportunities to adapt, grow and live,” says Mia.
Francois Luc Groenewald | Tshwane University of Technology
Having his research recognised by his peers, lecturers and Corobrik “is truly an honour, and having the opportunity to share it publicly is more than the heart of any designer can dream for,” says Francois.
Katherine van Wyngaarden | University of Cape Town
“I am grateful to be part of this group with peers from across the country and to be given the chance to engage with their explorations,” says Katherine.
Kreolin Lyle Naicker | University of KwaZulu-Natal
Kreolin says being a regional winner is “a proud moment in my life and makes me proud of the work I produced. I would like to thank Corobrik for allowing students to showcase their architectural designs and recognising their hard work throughout the year.”
Cindy Langa | University of Johannesburg
“I never imagined I would be in the running, let alone a finalist!” says Cindy. “I am happy about the platform Corobrik has provided to showcase my work.”
Ané Meyer | University of the Free State
“It actually still does not feel real,” comments Ané on being a regional winner. “I am extremely excited for the journey ahead and look forward to meeting so many great upcoming architects.”
Luzuko Funda | Nelson Mandela University
“I am honoured to be a finalist, as I strive to make architecture accessible to all. I feel like I am already an inspiration for the next generation.”
The finalists each receive a R10 000 prize and the opportunity to compete for the top title, plus a R70 000 grand prize, at the LIVE awards ceremony taking place on 16 May 2023. Keep following our social media pages and website for more updates.