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Shortlist for Safmarine’s ‘sport in a box’

[ August 8, 2012   //   ]


An unused Safmarine shipping container converted into a colourful multi-purpose sports centre in the Western Cape town of Piketberg has been chosen as one of 12 finalists for a sustainable architecture award.

The 2011/2012 AfriSam/SAIA Award for Sustainab
le Architectur – a joint collaboration between South African cement and aggregates producer AfriSam and the South African Institute for Architects (SAIA) – recognises outstanding achievement in sustainable architecture and aims to create public awareness and debate on architectural issues.
The container-based sports centre – a collaboration between Safmarine in South Africa, Tsai Design Studio and Star South Fruits – provides a safe after-school environment for over 100 children in youth development and mentoring programmes run by the Wellington-based Stars in their Eyes Foundation.

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