Architectural Themed Tours

Architectural Themed Tours

Coordinated by Alive2Green through SAIA (South African Institute of Architects), these post-congress tours in Johannesburg and Cape Town highlight the full spectrum of architecture and design including commercial, rural and urban.


To book, please complete delegate information and section E of the Registration Form. Click here for registration form.

Architectural Themed Tours in Durban

A number of architectural themed tours have been created for the UIA20104 delegates around the city of Durban. For more information on these tours, as well as booking information, please click on the link Otherwhere Tours

Private Tours

Private tours or tours to alternate attractions may be arranged on request. Please contact Deveena Naiker for a quotation.


Tours operate with a minimum number of participants and are subject to Turners and appointed Tour operator’s terms and conditions.

For more information or to book a tour, please contact Deveena Naiker.

Cape Town

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Architecture Tour

Dates : 11 August 2014
Times : 09h00 – 14h00

Cost per person R820.00pp

A walking tour informs and challenges participants as we explore the built fabric of the Cape Town inner city environment.


Green Building Tour

Dates : 16 August 2014
Times : 10h00 – 12h30

Cost per person : R695.00pp

Tour of the V&A Waterfront taking in the design and architecture.

Housing & Informal Settlement

Dates : 11 August 2014

Times : 08h30 – 14h00

Cost per person : R1040.00pp

In townships / informal settlements, merely a few kilometers away from the urban landscape of the city of Cape Town, many people live to survive. Design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship can contribute greatly to the design of systems and services to develop better health care, food security, transport, housing, sanitation, running water and better education.

 Public Space Tour

Dates : 09 August 2014
Times : 09h00 – 14h00

Cost per person : R700.00pp

This tour explores the potential of design to shape the future of the Cape Town stadium, transport connections, public realm, Green Point Park, and the value of the proximity to the City Centre and V&A Waterfront.

Urban Renewal Tour

Dates : 16 August 2014
Times : 09h00 – 16h00

Cost per person : R1275.00pp

Tour the buildings of clothing manufacturing factories and the re-structure and re-development that is taking place.

Urban / Rural Eco Systems/Franschhoek

Dates : 11 August 2014
Times : 08h00 – 14h00

Cost per person : R1095.00pp

The partnership of local Government and the community members to improve service delivery into the informal settlements


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City Centre/ Egoli Tour

Dates : 09 August 2014
Times : 09h00 – 14h00

Cost per person : R1490.00pp

Travel through Johannesburg’s history, design, and politics.

Constitutional Hill Tour

Dates : 11 August 2014
Times : 09h00 – 14h00

Cost per person : R1515.00pp

An award winning building with the most varied collection of modern South African art, allows you to visit the actual court, the art gallery promenade, the beautiful etched-art sunscreen, and peruse through critical judgements.

North People – Worlds Apart

Dates : 11 August 2014
Times : 09h00 – 14h00

Cost per person : R1425.00pp

Tour of an “urbanism laboratory” and a “nerve centre” of liberation activities.

Phot credit: Iwan Baan

Pretoria Tour

Dates : 10 August 2014
Times : 09h00 – 14h00

Cost per person : R1675.00pp

A Visit to the historical Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monument, and Freedom Park to view the architecture, narrative design, and landscape.

Soweto Evening Tour

Dates : 09August 2014
Times : 17h00 – 21h00

Cost per person : R1415.00pp

Tour includes a “Shebeen” stop for a local beverage and to watch a play on the journey of a son trying to mend the broken relationship between himself and his father.