Celebrating Good Architecture
While we look towards World Architecture Day…we remember to
Preserve Good South African Architecture
While Heritage Day is still fresh in our minds, we wish to remind members of the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA) that, as an organization, we are committed to preserving South Africa’s rich architectural legacy.
We show this commitment by being part of ICOMOS the world’s largest and most important cultural heritage agency that works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. ICOMOS is associated with UNESCO and is the only non-government organization of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural, archaeological, landscape and intangible heritage.
Additionally, SAIA also belongs to DoCoMoMo the International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement South Africa, an organization that has been increasingly engaged in commenting on prominent modernist buildings and sites.
Should you wish to belong to either or both of these passionate groups of people, contact:
- For ICOMOS contact Laura Robinson, Director: Cape Town Heritage Trust on 021-426-2157
- For DoCoMoMo SA contact Ilze Wolff, SA Chair, DoCoMoMo on (021) 422 3803