PPC Imaginarium

The winners of the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards South Africa have been crowned! This year witnessed a record number of concrete works entered for the country’s top contest for emerging creatives – and saw 24-year-old sculptor Chris Soal named Overall Winner!

The PPC Imaginarium is an ambitious modern art and design competition aimed at providing emerging artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their talents through the medium of concrete.

Giovanni Zambi came 1st in the Industrial Design category with his concrete bicycle (pictured).

View all the details on the PPC Imaginarium website here: www.ppcimaginarium.co.za

Or see more picture and videos on the facebook page @ppcimaginarium

Congratulations & Jubilations

With many students attending their graduation ceremonies this week we’d like to say kudos to the Landscape Architect students. Well done to all of you who are graduating this year and Godspeed on the journey ahead.

Mario Graziani, co-director of Stonecast, lectures the UCT Landscape Architect masters students annually on concrete and its properties. Landscape Architecture is the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment, especially designing parks or gardens to harmonize with buildings and roads. Understanding the processes and qualities of concrete is obviously an important aspect of being able to execute designs with this material. Mario’s lectures explore the applications, finishes and aesthetics of concrete in order to equip the students with this knowledge. Along with defining the limitations of the material, Mario encourages students to push the limits in order to realize creative solutions and remain on the cutting edge of innovation in this field.

You can find out more about the landscape architecture course at UCT here: http://www.apg.uct.ac.za/apg/landscape-architecture