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Annual GBCSA Awards 2020

November 04, 2020

The GBCSA would like to apologise for the error that occurred during the announcement of the winner and runner-up of the Highest Rated Building Award during the convention.

The winners of the GBCSA Annual Awards 2020 were announced during the 13th Green Building Virtual Convention that took place from 28 – 30 October.

The criteria for qualifying green projects are based on submission data gathered during the GBCSA’s Green Star certification process and the strength of the submissions. Individuals are nominated by the industry and their Green Star engagement is also taken into consideration.

Congratulations to all our winners and the runners-up.

Highest Rated Building 


Old Mutual Mutualpark (Cape Town)

6 Star, Green Star – Existing Building Performance v1 rating

Project Owner: Old Mutual | AP: Zoë Rushin (Old Mutual)

1st Runner-up

FormFunc Head Office (Johannesburg)

6 Star, Green Star – Interiors v1 rating

Project Owner: Formfunc | AP: Terramanzi

2nd Runner-up

The Reid Lifestyle Centre (Johannesburg)

6-Star, Green Star – Public & Education Buildings v1 Design Rating (77 Points)

Project Owner: Balwin Properties | AP: Solid Green


Best Quality Submission 

Joint Winners

Nicol Grove – Saatchi & Saatchi (Johannesburg)

4 Star, Green Star – Existing Building Performance v1 rating

AP: Claire Holton, Ecocentric | Project Owner: Investec Property Fund

Woolands Office Park Buildings 1 to 8 (Johannesburg)

4 Star, Green Star – Existing Building Performance v1 rating

AP: Adrie Fourie, Aurecon (at the time of the project) | Project Owner: Growthpoint


82 Maude (Johannesburg)

4 Star, Green Star – Existing Building Performance v1 rating

AP: Sally Misplon, Misplon Consulting | Project Owner: Redefine Properties


Established Green Star 


Francois Retief, Sow&Reap


Yovka Raytcheva-Schaap, Zutari


Rising Green Star


Catherine Luyt, Ecolution


Hlolo Manthose, WSP


Non-standard Awards: Net Zero


Hotel Nieu – First Level 2 carbon (modelled) and as well as Net Positive

AP: Zendrè Compion, Solid Green & founded by Anthony Fitzhenry & Paul Boshoff


House Balwin Ragaven – First level 1 waste (measured) Net Positive waste;

AP: Marc Sherratt | Building Owner: Dr Laurel Baldwin Ragaven


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