AS.Architecture-Studio has announced the 2014 Young Architects in Africa. 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), Urko SANCHEZ (Kenya), and Andre CHRISTENSEN & Mieke DROOMER (South Africa).
Seed, blueprint for libraries in South African Schools (Johannesburg) / Architects of Justice (Kuba GRANICKI, Mike RASSMANN, Alessio LACOVIG)
Red Pepper House (Lamu) / Urko SANCHEZ, (Urko Sanchez Architects)
Dordabis Community Spine (Namibia) / Andre CHRISTENSEN & Mieke DROOMER (Wasserfall Munting Architects)
All projects will be exhibited at Palazzo CA’ASI during the 2014 Venice Biennale. A touring exhibition in France and SouthAfrica and a bilingual catalog will follow.