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Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa

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call for papers

You are encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of abstracts of your papers on work in all areas of the architectural profession for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts that address themes and topics of the conference.

Please complete the form below to submit your abstract.

Abstracts to comprise not more than 250 words that summarize the major aspects of your paper comprising a quick overview of your topic or central idea and your key points.  It should also suggest any implications or applications of the topic you discuss in the paper.

All submitted abstracts will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers.

Below is a list of proposed topics – however these are only suggestions and all related topics will be considered:

Proposed Themes and Topics:

  • The Future of the 21st Century Architecture: Innovation and Technology
  • Responding to climate change – opportunities and challenges
  • Spatial inequalities – developing an agenda for sustainable change and working together to deal with some of the real challenges facing our cities and our profession
  • Re-imaging our world – the way-forward for the architectural profession post Covid-19
  • The condition of the world and South Africa as we experience it today at this unique historic intersectional moment of globalization and expansive technological shift within our nations’ democratic emergence
  • Designing a diverse future in Africa – producing a positive social effect
  • Sustainability of the architectural and the built environment
  • Education in architecture e.g. Curriculum & distant learning
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Building the world with innovative structures towards a sustainable future
  • Emerging trends in construction organisational practices and project management knowledge areas
  • Architecture and the complexity associated with the production of space, particularly under conditions of change
  • The relationship between the agency of design and the instrumentation of architecture as practice in determining spatial transformation
  • Women in Urban Leadership

Proposed Topics for Materials and Tools:

  • Traditional Construction Materials
  • Architectural Design and Theories
  • Advanced Construction Materials
  • Architecture and Building Materials
  • Art Design and Landscape Architecture
  • Building Technology Science
  • Architectural Environment and Equipment Engineering
  • Green Building Materials
  • Ecological Architecture
  • Computers in Architecture
  • Sustainable Architecture

Proposed Project Sectors:

  • Urban house
  • Rural house
  • Housing project
  • Residential rebirth project
  • Civic building
  • Cultural building
  • Business building
  • Hospitality building
  • Rebirth project
  • Small building
  • Landscape project
  • Sustainable building


Sandton Convention Centre
161 Maude St, Sandown, Sandton, 2196


26 August 2021 – 09:00 – 17:00


T: +27 21 7005583 

T: +27 21 700 5511

A detailed set of enhanced health and safety measures to ensure the successful integration of exhibitions and events post-COVID-19.
A detailed set of enhanced health and safety measures to ensure the successful integration of exhibitions and events post-COVID-19.