Eight finalists from Universities around South Africa have already won the regional competitions and will meet at the Hilton Hotel in Johannesburg between 8 and 10 May 2017 for the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards evening.
Vedhant Maharaj is the winner of the 2015 Architectural Student of the Year Awards. His winning architectural thesis is entitled Yantra, Infrastructures of the Sacred and Profane and is a water purification infrastructure for the hazardously polluted River Ganges in India.
The annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award is the country’s premier event 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.
Participating universities include: 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.
Participants thesis models are available to view at The Hilton Hotel between 9:30 and midday on 10 May 2016. Tertiary institutions are encouraged to send architectural and design students to view the models and listen to a student lecture that will be delivered by the eminent award winning architect Andrew Makin.