Lafarge rewards Concrete Excellence at the Artevia Awards
Lafarge South Africa awarded applicators and architects for outstanding use of the company’s Artevia product at the 2016 Artevia Awards held at the Michelangelo Hotel, Sandton on Tuesday, 5 April 2016.
Artevia by Lafarge is a collection of decorative concretes for indoor and outdoor applications that combine freedom of design with low maintenance and durability. The product offers great aesthetics and outstanding performance, ideal for home owners, architects and landscapers alike.
Architecture and design firm, Urbain McGee and grinding and polishing contractor, World of Decorative Concrete were the big winners, being named overall winners in the architect and applicator categories respectively. They each won R40 000 in travel vouchers.
Both companies won the awards for their involvement in the Smith Studio Project, a refurbishment of a 250-year-old neglected building. They used polished Artevia concrete to make the floor robust enough to handle ground water and achieve a high-gloss finish.
The other winners were named as follows:
Winner Artevia Product Category
Saota Exposed Architect
Horticare Exposed Applicator
Nico van der Meulen Architects Polished Architect
Ocean Trading 49 Polished Applicator
Alternative Concrete Print/Colour Applicator
Nadine Engelbrecht Architects were awarded as the highly commended architect and Oceanside Trading were the highly commended applicators.
All category winners walked away with R20 000 in travel vouchers.
General Manager of Readymix for Lafarge South Africa, Alta Theron, said the quality of entries “was truly exceptional pushing boundaries and made the job of our judges almost impossible.”
“The Artevia Awards celebrate the finalists, semi-finalists and winners as a critical component of Lafarge South Africa’s investment in people and in research and development. Without their brilliance, our determination to build better cities would remain nothing but an unfulfilled vision,” said Theron.
Launched in 2009, the Artevia Awards take place every two years, and were sponsored by Lafarge South in partnership with Chryso Southern Africa.
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