Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year : 18 March 2009 : Wanderers Club


Architectural graduates from seven institutions throughout South Africa will compete for the prestigious twenty-second Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year at a function to be held on the 18 March 2009 in the Ballroom at the Wanderers Club 21 North Road, Illovo, Johannesburg commencing at 18h00.

Mr. Dirk Meyer, Corobrik’s Managing Director said, “Our involvement with the architectural profession stems back to our company’s beginnings in 1902. As a Patron of Architecture and having together with our products stood the test of time ourselves, it seems fitting, in the context of the current sustainability debate where architects have such a fundamental role to play in defining our environment of tomorrow, that Corobrik should continue its support of Architectural Students of the Year programme”.

Corobrik initiated this competition 22 years ago to promote quality design practices and to acknowledge architectural talent amongst students in meeting the challenges of the day.

Thesis students from Universities and approved Universities of Technology throughout South Africa are invited to submit entries for the various regional competitions and the winners of those go forward to the national competition.

Dr. Reuel Khoza, Chairman of Corobrik’s holding company added, “the architecture of the built environment has a major long term impact on all our lives and this sponsorship affords a platform for intellectual discourse on the kind of architectural solutions and materials that will add true long term value and sustainability to the built environment of tomorrow.”

During the day architectural and interior design students are invited to meet the finalists and view the entries.