Young Architects in Africa Announced

Seed, blueprint for libraries in South African Schools (Johannesburg) / Architects of Justice (Kuba GRANICKI, Mike RASSMANN, Alessio LACOVIG)

AS.Architecture-Studio has announced the 2014 . The award aims to highlight creative African projects and help a rising generation of young architects achieve worldwide recognition. Selected from nearly 200 projects, these three practices have been named as finalists: Architects of Justice (South Africa), (Kenya), and Andre CHRISTENSEN & Mieke DROOMER (South Africa).

Novancia Business School / AS.Architecture Studio

© Georges Fessy

Architects: AS.Architecture Studio
Location: 3 Rue Armand Moisant, 75015 ,
Engineering: Arcoba
Quantity Surveyor: Eco Cités
Environmental Approach: Eco Cités
Acoustics: Acoustique Vivié
Area: 17721.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Georges Fessy, Takuji Shimmura

Bahrain National Theatre / AS.Architecture Studio

© Nicolas Buisson

Architects: AS.Architecture Studio
Location: ,
Area: 10370.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nicolas Buisson

Taiyuan Southern Station West Plaza / AS. Architecture Studio

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Situated in a strategic position for the development of the city of Taiyuan, , the design for the Southern Station West Plaza creates an important hub of services for the city’s population. Designed by AS. Architecture Studio, the project represents the first visual impact the city offers to visitors descending at the southern station, thus acquiring an important communicative and functional value. For this reason, the project constitutes a real landmark, standing out from the surrounding urban environment, enriching it and integrating within at the same time. More images and architects’ description after the break.