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SA urban design firm recognised internationally

New Urban Architects and Urban Designers was recently recognised at the Congress of New Urbanism (CNU) in Washington DC with the CNU Charter Student Merit Award for its book Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities.
SA urban design firm recognised internationally

Since 2002, CNU's annual Charter Awards has recognised outstanding achievements in architecture, landscape, and urban design and planning worldwide. Winning projects represent major contributions to building more equitable, sustainable, connected, healthy, and prosperous communities.

Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities is a hard-cover collectable, co-authored by experts in new urbanism Gary White,‎ Marguerite Pienaar and‎ Bouwer Serfontein. The book presents one hundred of the most connected and important cities of the continent.

Single, common goal

The drawings are accompanied by introductory texts and, for the first time, render possible a comparison of the diverse urban form on the continent. The study attempts to provide an indispensable resource of spatial and figure ground patterns in the context of urban space in Africa

It is the fourth time that New Urban, with offices in Pretoria, Cape Town and Stuttgart in Germany received a CNU award.

Says Bouwer Serfontein, one of the authors of Africa Drawn: One Hundred Cities and a director at New Urban, “We are delighted that this body of knowledge is recognised in this manner. This publication and award are a testimony to the fact hat students and professionals are unifed and inspired by a single and common goal – collating and sharing further knowledge about the African city.”

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