Cinema Architects has won the 2012 Custom Electronic Design and Installation
Association (CEDIA) Award for Best home cinema below £ 40 000.00 (R 526 428.40).
The award ceremony was held at the Hampton Court Palace in London on April 20
with 250 invited guests and industry professionals from around the world attending.
CEDIA Awards, which are facilitated annually by an esteemed panel of international
judges, honour the residential custom installation sectors in Europe, Africa, Russia,
Middle East, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Australia.

Cinema Architects’ entry, which was conceptualised and designed by Riana Kriek, is
a residential home cinema located in Three Rivers, Vereeniging. Kriek converted a
double garage into a cinematic experience for the client. The room was extended by
three meters to accommodate two levels of five reclining seats, each with “Butt

The cinema system comprises a three meter micro perforated fixed mount projector
screen, a full high-definition projector and a 7.1 sound system. The existing store
room was converted to an equipment room to house the audio-visual equipment and
the client’s DVD collection.

“I am delighted that we won the category with the most entries. It is the most
difficult category to compete in because we had to work within a limited budget, yet
we needed to provide an affordable turnkey cinema that appears and performs like a
truly high-end system that cost much more,’ said Schalk Burger, owner of Cinema

The decor in the room consists of black carpets, a red-carpeted stage, a popcorn
machine and Hollywood film posters. Cinema Architects also designed a lighting
scheme incorporating fibre optics and LED strip lights. Integrated control of the
entire home cinema and lighting is enabled through an I-pad.

“The secret ingredient for this project was not the equipment, but our highly-skilled
staff. We are truly delighted that we have won this international award which
acknowledges our team’s enthusiasm and commitment,’ Burger concluded.