Corobrik Regional Architecture Award winner Siyabonga Khuzwayo, from Ndwedwe, north of Durban, received R10000, with Master’s students Kireshen Chetty taking home the second prize of R8000 and Mthokozisi Sibisi receiving R6000 for third place. A further R6000 was awarded to Mbuso Msipho for the innovative use of clay masonry in building design.
Khuzwayo’s dissertation was titled Exploring the influence of traditional healing practice to space and form: A design towards a traditional healing centre in KZN.
He said the aim of the study was to design a building typology that would provide a platform for traditional healers to network and engage with people.
Khuzwayo said an illness that could not be cured through western medicine had led his uncle to consult a traditional healer as a last resort.