It has been a busy second half of the year for EmAGN SA / NAG. Some of the events we were involved with include the DIA/NAG/EGE Rug Design competition, the professional debate ‘Design will Save our Suburbs’, FAD – Festival of Architecture and Design (in conjunction with Australian Institute of Architects SA Chapter), and we tutored at SONA Superstudio.
Eighty students and professionals were involved in the One:One event, which is a one day, design and construct event. The brief was for teams to build a fully functional bar, with each team providing a specific component; such as the bar, entry statement, decorative elements, and tables and chairs. Following the build the bar was opened up for drinks – with 400 people attending the evening networking event. The bar then became the Festival Hub for the Adelaide Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD). The One:One event is a light-hearted opportunity to share some aspects of what we do as designers and students, putting our creations to use afterwards and an excuse for a huge party!
Gold Medal Talk
The 2014 Gold Medal talk was held as part of Adelaide’s first Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD), as a collaboration between EmAGN SA / NAG and the SA Chapter. 150 people attended and participated in the event. The celebrations and discussion were held in true troppo style; epitomising their ethos around the importance of building for place and people. The One:One (temporary and recently constructed) venue provided a particularly relevant setting, as it utilised locally available materials in exciting ways that supported the informal style that is Troppo.
End of Year Event
This year EmAGN SA/NAG, the AIA SA Chapter and AILA came together for a big End of Year celebration to acknowledge all that had been achieved in 2014; it was certainly a busy and productive year for all. With the energy and noise of 180 architectural professionals and landscape architects enjoying the social atmosphere, The Franklin Hotel was certainly the place to be on that Friday night.
The close of 2014 sees EmAGN SA / NAG reach its 10year anniversary. This is a significant milestone for a group which is driven by a small group of dedicated volunteers. We thank and congratulate all those who have been involved in supporting EmAGN SA / NAG and its activities over the past 10years, and we invite you to get involved in the events planned for 2015. Also, we thank 2014 EmAGN SA / NAG co-chairs Benjamin Gregg and Simon Lobianco for their leadership over the past year, and welcome Candy Aung and Emma Scott to the role of EmAGN SA / NAG co-chairs for 2015.