Post-apocalyptic ark and a floating music platform head student awards
October 2 2020
Architecture and Design Scotland with the Royal Incorporation of Architects Scotland have named a diverse selection of winning work at the 19th Student Awards for Architecture.
Judged under urban design, sustainability and drawing categories with separate accolades for best third and fifth-year student, this year's programme was headlined by a post-apocalyptic ark, a floating music recital space and a peace park.
Lily Whitehouse was named best third-year student for 'Amphibious', an exploration of the transition between land and water. Lauding the elemental approach the judges said: "... from the moment of encounter of this project from a trout's perspective, one is reeled in. This is a contextually considered project, which draws on the memory of place (Balloch’s history), and people (childhood journeys and adventures), and yet is not nostalgic.”
Moving up a few years Mohannad Khalaf of the University of Strathclyde was honoured as best 5th-year student for 'SELF & OTHERS: Towards Glasgow as an Inter-subjective Project'. Here the judges were persuaded by '“a bold, spiritual project exploring a series of spaces and divisions in Glasgow."
The panel wrote: "It has a very brave brief resulting in a powerful contemplative project; where tension turns into architecture. It was refreshing to see a project take something like this on and explore social sustainability in this manner.”
Elsewhere the drawing award was handed to Andrew Law Zi Hang of Glasgow School of Art for 'A Provocative Story of an Apocalypse: Antwerp and the Ark'. The sustainable design award was given to Guro Vold, also of the GSA, for Deconstruction - Reconstruction: A loop of resources as a creator of new architectural value'. Rounding out the categories Dana Cherepkova, again from the GSA, earned the urban design nod for 'Estate of Change'.
A&DS chief executive Jim MacDonald commented: “2020 has been a very challenging year for architecture students and we appreciate their talent and creativity under challenging circumstances.”
This year's judging panel included RIAS president Christina Gaiger and guest judge Jude Barber of Collective Architecture.
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