Edinburgh student wins 3DReid's award
July 10 2008
Ross Perkin, a student from the University of Edinburgh has walked off with the honours -and £1,800 - at 3DReid’s Student Prize, the largest practice-run prize in the UK.
His winning project ‘New Worlds within the Old Town of Cadiz', aimed to reinforce and reactivate an urban block in the old town of Cadiz that is suffering the effects of unemployment, urban decay and dereliction, Perkin said.
"Excavation works have revealed that the block is situated above the remains of a Roman Circus. These excavations are an active part of the programme.”
“In addition, the introduction of key cultural and community support programmes, act as a catalyst for change and reactivate the spectacle of the Circus. A film centre slowly takes root. Cinema screen spaces are held above the world of archaeology and wedged between key existing masonry walls. These are treated as held vessels, like boats entangled in a dry dock, and contain the promise of taking you to a new world.”
Paul Warner, Research Director at 3DReid, said: “The awards, now in their third year, continue to get bigger and better. It is exciting to see the depth of talent we have in British Schools of Architecture. We look forward to continuing to grow the 3DReid Student Prize and support the stars of the future.”
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