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1.618 Education Initiative

The PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative is now in its 27th year and was created to recognise the future interior and industrial designers, architects and key decision makers in the South African design industry.

In this time, it has come to be known not only for the prestige it offers its winners, but also for the tradition-defying competition brief given to the students each year.

The competition, which culminates in an awards ceremony each year, has established itself as an integral part of the syllabus at the majority of design and architecture institutions across the country.

Design metamorphosis
for the modern city

Ordinarily these

qualities cannot be measured,

but the golden mean can be found

in many historical buildings and

works of art, as well as in the natural world.

2019 Brief

CREATING SPACE IN A WORLD OF DENSIFICATION

Cities are expanding at a tremendous rate. The dawn of megacities is upon us. Property in and around cities, if not already, will soon be at a premium.

The race for space is on.

But as cities expand, they become unmanageable and inefficient, inter alia, service delivery, commuter transit times and equality for their inhabitants.

Architects and interior designers must continually find inventive ways of dealing with space as real estate costs increase and clients’ budgets tighten.​

The remaining seven Top Ten Finalists will each receive a R2000 cash prize. No prizes are exchangeable for cash.
Terms and Conditions apply.

Judging Panel

Phill Mashabane
Mashabane Rose Associates
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Livia Coetzee-Stein
DHQ Interior Brand Architects
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Andrea Kleinloog and Megan Hesse
HK Studio
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Dale Friedman
Paragon Interface
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2018 Winners

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1st Place: Navan Padayachee (UKZN)

Navan won a trip of a lifetime for himself to attend the 2019 Furniture Fair in Milan, Italy

2nd Place: Kayla Vieira (VG)

Kayla won an all-expenses paid trip to the 2019 Design Indaba in Cape Town plus R3 000 in cash.