A University of Cambridge lecturer is among a team of designers, architects and engineers that have won three awards for their contributions to a new eco-friendly visitor centre in South Africa.

The Mapungubwe National Park Interpretive Centre has been named World Building of the Year, topped the Culture category at The World Architecture Festival and has won The Institution of Structural Engineer's David Aslop Sustainability Award.

Michael Ramage (Sidney Sussex), of the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, Prof. John Ochsendorf (King' 1998) of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Peter Rich Architects, Johannesburg and Henry Fagan and Partners, consulting structural and civil engineers all contributed to the completion of this innovative and unique building.

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2009.

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