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MEIRING, Johannes Henricus (Hannes)

Born: 1934
Died: 2010 05 03


(BArch (UCT) MIArch)

Hannes MEIRING was born in Potchefstroom in 1934 and qualified from the Cape Town School of Architecture in 1958. In 1962 he won a scholarship from the then West Germany government to study at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich. After his return in 1964 he established a practice in Pretoria and became active in the field of architectural heritage preservation and conservation.

[Architect Africa Online]

See also:
Interview with Hannes Meiring
Art in South Africa - Hannes Meiring

List of publications:
1972. Kruger's Pretoria - with Vivian Allen, AA Balkema
1977. Boukunsskatte van Suid-Afrika - Human & Rosseau
1979. Stellenbosch te voet - with Ters van Huyssteen, Tafelberg
1980. Pretoria 125 - with Anna Jonker, Human & Rosseau
1983. Hart van die Boland Deel I - with Ters van Huyssteen, Tafelberg
1985. Early Johannesburg - with G.M. van der Waal, Wilhelm Grútter and Anna Jonker, Human & Rosseau
1993. Footloose in Stellenbosch - a visitors guide with Ters van Huyssteen, Tafelberg

Hannes MEIRING was the Sophia Gray Laureate in 1995.

Was a recipient of the Simon van der Stel Foundation - Heritage South Africa Gold Medal in 1985 and of the Medal of Honour for Architecture by the SA Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns in 1989.

Was at one stage in partnership with Gilbert COLYN (cf COLYN & MEIRING).

In 1966 he was a signatory to the broadsheet, CREDO

In 1977 he drew the Palace of Justice for the stamp that accompanied the First Day Cover commemorating the centenary of the Supreme Court in South Africa.

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books by MEIRING

Latham, Paul A & Brooks, Alessina R . 0. Architects. :

Meiring, Hannes. 1980. Pretoria 125. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau

Meiring, Hannes; Van der Waal, G-M; Grütter, Wilhelm & Jonker, Anna. 1986. Early Johannesburg, its buildings and its people. Cape Town: Human & Rousseau

Meiring, Hannes. 2004. my country in line and colour : an unconventional look at South African architecture . Vlaberg: Fernwood Press