Inaugural Afrisam Concreativity Award

1 week 2 days ago

AfriSam recently announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA, the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world.

Celebrating the various forms and potential of concrete, ConCreativity invited South Africans to capture the beauty of concrete through the lens of a camera.

“At AfriSam we believe it is not what concrete makes, but rather what concrete makes possible.  ConCreativity provided us with the opportunity to showcase the splendour of concrete, as captured by others”, says Ebeth van den Berg, AfriSam Group Marketing Manager.

From May to July 2018, entrants could submit their images according to the three monthly themes of existing spaces, abstraction and architecture.

With more than 1 000 beautiful entries received, the judges had the difficult task of selecting 18 finalists (6 per month) and from these, the final three winners.  The photos of all 18 finalists are currently on display until 24 December 2018 as part of the ConCreativity exhibition at Zeitz MOCAA – a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Congratulations and well done to the following winners who captured the possibilities that concrete represents.

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Neolith® Phedra - Shock of the New

1 week 4 days ago
Neolith provides the perfect flooring medium for the renovations at the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires.

The renovations to improve the visitor experience at the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires included over 1 000m2 of flooring, for which the architets specified Neolith® Phedra, which features fresh, balanced tones with greyish shadows. (Credit: Javier Agustin)

An architectural milestone, when it was built 16 years ago, MALBA (Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires) has become one of Buenos Aires’ most recognisable landmarks.

Its exhibition spaces have hosted the very best in modern art from across South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico and now houses a permanent collection full of internationally important works by some of the continent’s most prolific artists.

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Window Blinds & Green Living

3 weeks 3 days ago
Window coverings now offer additional functionality, such as filtering heat and light as well as reducing sound.

Window coverings now offer additional functionality, such as filtering heat and light as well as reducing sound.

The era of simply covering an opening for privacy is long gone. Professionals are expected to specify products that cover a huge spectrum of benefits that exceed privacy. Window coverings now have to offer additional functionality, such as filtering heat and light as well as reducing sound. They should be manufactured with the least harm to the environment and, finally, be fully recyclable at the end of their lifespan.

The Blinds Syndicate has invested time and money in sourcing products that ensure we remain at the cutting edge of the latest developments regarding these vital specifications. Our partners, Junkers and Mueller Technical Textiles in Germany, have been world leaders in bringing to the market products that set new standards constantly. They conform to almost every international standard that is relevant for manufacturing responsibly, to ensure the product has a cradle-to-grave lifespan that is environmentally friendly.

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