AWARDS

Daimler-Chrysler Award for South African Architecture 2007

Text reads: "Andrew Horn Eco Design Architects has been nominated for displaying exceptional talent in the field of architecture in South Africa. By addressing aesthetic, structural, and functional consideration, in a uniquely dynamic and creative manner, a significant contribution has been made in enhancing the image of an enigmatic and diverse South African people."

Andy was one of the 8 architects nominated to receive the Daimler Chrysler Award for displaying exceptional talent in the field of architecture in South Africa.

In the video at the bottom of this page Andy Horn gives a short 6 minute overview of his work as an Architect. He also talks about what initially inspired him to study Architecture and why it was so significant to choose the route of sustainable design.


Global Holcim Awards 2006

Chosen from over 3000 entrants from 118 countries from around the world Eco Design Architects & Consultants went to Bangkok as one of the 15 finalists of the Global Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction.

Holcim Foundation Award for Sustainable Construction 2005 Africa and Middle East Region

Silver Holcim Foundation Award for Sustainable Construction 2005 – Africa and Middle East Region

In March 2005 over 900 companies from around the globe entered the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.  Entries had to be conceptual - no built submissions would be accepted.

Awards of Gold, Silver, Bronze and two encouragement prizes were given in five regional categories.

The criteria for evaluation were: 1. quantum change and transferability, 2. Ethical standards and social equity, 3.Ecological quality and energy conservation, 4. Economic performance and compatibility, 5. Contextual response and aesthetic impact.  For more information see:

Eco Design Architects entered their designs for the Nieuwoudtville Caravan Site Upgrade and took silver in the Africa and Middle East Region.

To download the PDF version of the entry click here

Eco Design Architects Award for sustainable building best practice

Sustainable Building Best Practice Awards 2004

A Green Building Challenge was held as part of the 2004 Africa Regional Sustainable Building Conference held at Spier, Stellenbosch and organised by the Council for Scientific Industries Research (CSIR). Entrants had to prepare a PowerPoint presentation explaining their project in a limited number of slides.  Projects had to be rated according to a matrix of 15 categories that was developed by the CSIR. For more information go to: www.csir.co.za.

Eco Design entered a project for new staff housing at Mtunzini in Kwa-Zulu Natal.  The project was built from sandbags, using a generic, load-bearing ladder-frame constructed from locally harvested invasive aliens and roof with rafter purlin gum poles. Services included solar water heating and dry composting toilets. The involvement of the local community was very high. 

Using the CSIR’s SBAT (Sustainable Building Assessment Tool ) and on a scale of 1–5, Eco Design scored 3.6 for the social aspects, 4.2 for the economic, 4.2 for environmental aspects with an overall score of 4 earning us the Sustainable Building Best Practice Award 2004 for the Africa Region in the Residential category.  To download the PDF version of the entry click here

This video was made in the context of the Daimler-Chrysler Award for South African Architecture 2007. Andy was one of the 8 architects nominated to receive the Daimler Chrysler Award for displaying exceptional talent in the field of architecture in South Africa.

 

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