ABOUT THE AWARDS

"Corobrik’s vision for the competition is to give the up and coming architecture students a platform to showcase their architectural talent and creativity."

Nick Booth - CEO

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Corobrik's Student Architecture Awards started in 1986 and is the only competition of its kind for the Masters architectural students in South Africa.

 

The rules of the competition are:

The 8 major South African universities each choose their best Masters architectural student - which is announced as the Corobrik Regional Student Architect of the Year (Corobrik is not involved in this process)​. Corobrik sets no design parameters to the finalists (compared to other competitions of its kind).

The 8 regional finalists then get the opportunity to present their thesis to an esteemed panel of judges. The judges are experienced professionals from the South African architecture industry – chosen by SAIA (South African Institute of Architects).

 

After the presentations the judges deliberate and decide on who the winner is - based on strict criteria. Corobrik then hosts the National Awards where one of the 8 finalists is awarded the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year.

The national winner receives R70 000 prize money, but more importantly the accolade of being announced the Corobrik Student of the Year. Winning the award gives you the ideal start to your architectural career

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