At the 9th International Space Design Award Idea-Tops, SAOTA was awarded a Global Nomination Award for project Kloof 119A. The awards ceremony was held on Saturday, 27 April 2019 in Shenzhen, China. The International Space Design Award Idea-Tops is the most influential, internationalised and authoritative design award in China, which is organised with support from the Chinese government.

Greg Truen, Director at SAOTA attended the awards ceremony and was one of the guest speakers at the 9th International Design Master Forum. As part of the panel of speakers, Greg presented his knowledge and insights on design trends in the age of artificial intelligence.