Cape Town - South Africa is known worldwide for its rich and breathtaking natural and cultural heritage. Now Mzansi's pride is extending far beyond its natural landscape, as it positions itself among the best in the world when it comes to man-made marvels too.
Two spectacular structures in South Africa have made the list of finalists for the 2018 ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa designed by Heatherwick
Studio situated in Cape Town, is a finalist in the category for “Cultural
Architecture”, while the exquisite Bosjes Chapel designed by Steyn Studio in Breederiver
Valley is competing for the title of best “Religious Architecture”.
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The two architectural marvels join 73 others as finalists
for the prestigious awards acknowledging design skill and excellence coupled
with creativity, functionality and visual appeal.
The public can vote for their favourite buildings from
around the world by clicking here.
Voting closes on Wednesday, 7 February at 10:00 EST (read
the complete rules) and winners will be announced on 8 February - so get
voting soon for SA’s buildings and your other favourites.
The building categories of the awards include Houses, Housing, Hospitality, Educational Architecture, Offices, Interior Architecture, Cultural Architecture, Public Architecture, Religious Architecture, Industrial Architecture, Healthcare Architecture, Commercial Architecture, Small Scale Architecture and Best Applied Products.
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“2018 has been an unprecedented year for ArchDaily’s
Building of the Year Awards,” says
ArchDaily, emphasizing the values embodied by the awards process.
“As the world’s largest platform for architecture we are
acutely aware of our responsibility to the profession, and to the advancement of
architecture as a discipline,” it says.
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“Since our mission is directly related to the architecture
of the future—in inspiring and educating the global community of architects who
will design the urban fabric of the future—the trust placed in us by our
readers to reflect architectural trends from regions around the whole world
creates challenges that we are eager to rise to,” adds ArchDaily.
According to the site, the democratically-voted awards aims to
tear down hierarchies and geographical barriers, allowing the ArchDaily
community to push architecture forward.
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