Joint second place and a highly commended award at the World Architecture Festival

  Lesley Simpson     2023-12-02   View all blog posts

Lapalala Wilderness School has won JOINT SECOND PLACE and a HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD at the World Architecture Festival held in Singapore this week!

Initially one of 14 designs shortlisted in the School Category of the 2023 World Architecture Festival, this prestigious annual festival has brought together the global architecture community for over a decade.

The theme this year was ‘Catalyst’ which could be no better matched to Lapalala’s true off-the-grid, eco-build with Net Zero carbon status campus situated in the Waterberg.

“It was an incredible honour to have been nominated by architects Local Studio. Making the shortlist was exciting, but receiving second place in the Schools Category is beyond my wildest imagination. The added kudos of being Highly Commended makes me proud of the creativity of architecture in this country.” says Director Mashudu Makhokha.