African Contemporary Architecture
Daimler Award for South African Architecture 2007
We present the
ten architects or architecture practices and their major projects from
the various South African provinces nominated for the Daimler Award for South African Contemporary Architecture.
An special presentation
is be devoted to the prizewinner,Heinrich Wolff, selected by an international
jury from a presentation by the nominees in February 2007 in Pretoria.
The Daimler Award for South African Culture, established to give young people working
creatively in the field of culture their first international exposure,
is being awarded for the seventh time since 1999.
In 1999, the first
award went to the Johannesburg artist Kay Hassan. The jazz musician
Themba Mkhize won the Daimler Award in 2001, and the artist Jane
Alexander was awarded it as the Daimler Award for South African
Sculpture in 2002. Jane Alexander's impressive sculptures and photographs
were presented here in Haus Huth, as were Kay Hassan's large-format
collages, videos and installations. In 2003 the Daimler Award went to
the choreographer Sbo Ndaba, and the photographer Guy
Tillim won it in 2004, followed in 2005 by Gabeba Baderoon, who
accepted the Award for South African Poetry, linked with a reading in
Berlin and a publication.
Further Information about the Daimler Award