Two out of three for UCT students

30 January 2008 | Story by Myolisi Gophe

Going places: Ross Jenkin, winner of the regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award for 2007, with Corobrik's Rod Taylor.

UCT architecture students swept the Western Cape Regional Finals of the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award for 2007, winning two of the three spots.

Honours student Ross Jenkin won the main award, while classmate in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, Katherine Broumels, came second.

The competition promotes quality design and acknowledges architectural talent among students. As regional winner, Jenkin will go through to the finals in Durban from 13 to 15 February, and will pocket R5 000. Broumels received R3 000.

According to the KwaZulu-Natal Real Estate Property News website, Jenkin's entry is titled Substation2601, an art gallery and public transport platform on the corner of Station and Main Roads in Observatory, Cape Town. The building attempts to use wasted space around an electrical service building to better serve commuters and reduce traffic congestion.

Broumels' work focused on the Philippi Library.

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