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10 November 2016

During the five-year period preceding the 2010 FIFA World Cup the South African building industry went through an unprecedented period of growth, driven by the roll-out of infrastructural projects that formed part of the World Cup commitments.


During this period Osmond Lange Architects & Planners was lucky to participate in Airport, Sports and Public Transport projects. The appointment for the design and documentation of the King Shaka International Airport (KSIA) in Durban came in late 2006, at a time when professional resources in the country were fully committed and the Government had facilitated the provision of work permits to alleviate the shortage of skills affecting the construction industry and its ability to cope with the FIFA 2010 demands. Osmond Lange’s response included the recruitment of a team of 20 Colombian Architects (3 during the competition phase and 17 during the contract period) to compliment the South African team already deployed for the project.


In November 2016, the project was recognized with the PREMIOS ARQUITECTURA DIÁSPORA COLOMBIANA (Colombian Diaspora Architectural Awards, also known as PAD-C) Bronze award during the bi-annual presentation held in New York City.


The PAD-C Organization ( was set up to promote and recognize the work of Colombian Architects practicing abroad. Victor Utria, Director of Osmond Lange Architects & Planners, acted as leader of the Ilembe Architectural Joint Venture responsible for the KSIA design and represented the practice at the award ceremony.


We would like to thank and acknowledge the contribution made to success of this project by:


IAJV Leader:

Victor Utria Arciniegas


OLA Directors:

Fred Burkett, Graham Wilson, John Dovey, Paul Whitehead, Deon van Onselen


Home Team:

Alan Byl, Bob Barwise, Bryan Elliott, Carol Kemp, Deepraj Bowla, Derek Thomas, Jens Kuhn, Jeremy De Beer, Ken Lever, Lazola Ngculu, Louwrens Du Plessis, Mihail Mihaylov Michele Spoolder, Palesa Rasekoala, Richard De Klerk, Shantal Maistry, Werner Reyneke, Zandile Khumalo


Colombian Team:

Andrea Corredor, Alejandro Monroy, Angela Garcia, Catalina Lopez, Claudia Saenz, Evelyn Delgado, Gustavo Triana, Hernando Mogollon, Ivan Diaz, Jaime Cortes, Javier Silva, Joan Manuel Bermudez, Juan Camilo Olano, Juan Carlos Villamizar, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Julian Restrepo, Luis Hernandez, Mauricio Sanchez, Nicolas Gonzalez, Santiago Molina.       


IAJV Members:

Mthulusi Msimang Architects, NSM Designs, Ruben Reddy Architects, Shabangu Architects, DSGN Interior Designers, Paul Pamboukian Lighting Design, Pro-Acoustic Consultants, BKS Wet Services Engineers, Uys & White Landscape Architects.

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10 November 2016

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