The Presidential Award is an extraordinary award given for excellence in the built environment and acknowledgement of excellence in the field of architecture and service to the profession. It may be bestowed upon individuals who are not necessarily architectural professionals registered in the built environment, but who have significantly contributed to an aspect of the architectural field.
The PIA announces that for the year 2021 we are awarding private and institutional developers in the City of Tshwane our Presidents Awards.
During the past year and a half there has been a major economic impact on the building industry and related professions due to the Covid-19 lockdowns and recessionary economic climate. This has impacted new and existing development returns as well as major rental adjustments which in turn have placed pressure on our developers.
Private developers are a major form of income for the building professionals and therefore the PIA on behalf of our member award these companies for their continued support of our profession in the city.
The formalities and relationships between developers and architects are critical for the development of urban space and commercial buildings. A positive and viable relationship will result in professional and sensitive outcomes and both parties play a major role in ensuring that our city urban fabric will be environmentally sustainable for the present and future users.
We have decided that two developers and one institution have displayed the above credibility for an award. Nonetheless we are also aware that other developers have displayed a highly credible record which the PIA is aware of.
President’s Award 2021 – Atterbury Properties
A long-standing commitment to developing in Tshwane with a large and diverse portfolio of developments constantly placing the role of the architects at the forefront of their projects. These projects have consistently proven to be worthy of architectural merit and inspiration to the city. These projects also provide for the development of urban space and sensitive approach to suitable tenant mixes. A most recent example is the Club mixed use precinct and the Village communal precinct which are well maintained and extremely popular with the users.
President’s Award 2021 – Menlyn Maine Developers
A Major first-class development with considerable architectural intention and positive outcomes for the developers and the citizens of Tshwane. Effective consideration and implementation of public open space, environmental design and architectural tectonics. Especially the main shopping center and related offices with hotel and restaurants are well designed around a public square which is very popular due to a viable and sensitive architectural approach by the developers and their architects.
President’s Award 2021 – University of Pretoria
The Department of Facilities Management continues to place an emphasis on excellent architectural input for a large and diversified portfolio of buildings on various campuses. The buildings and these campuses are well maintained and new buildings are well considered in terms of architecture, heritage and landscaped space. These campuses especially the Hatfield Campus is of huge cultural, heritage and architectural value not only to the University but to the users and the City of Tshwane.