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October 2 2020

Post-apocalyptic ark and a floating music platform head student awards

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.

 Mohannad Khalaf of the University of Strathclyde was honoured as best 5th-year student for 'SELF & OTHERS: Towards Glasgow as an Inter-subjective Project'
Mohannad Khalaf of the University of Strathclyde was honoured as best 5th-year student for 'SELF & OTHERS: Towards Glasgow as an Inter-subjective Project'
Lily Whitehouse was named best third-year student for 'Amphibious', an exploration of the transition between land and water.
Lily Whitehouse was named best third-year student for 'Amphibious', an exploration of the transition between land and water.

3 Comments

whispering Andy
#1 Posted by whispering Andy on 2 Oct 2020 at 13:58 PM
"... from the moment of encounter of this project from a trout's perspective, one is reeled in."

Pahahahah......breath......pahahaha

And we wonder why we as architects are so heavily derided for being out of touch! What a load of old trout.

Whisper it.....but I was embarrassed reading that flowery nonsense.
Ray of Sunshine
#2 Posted by Ray of Sunshine on 2 Oct 2020 at 17:15 PM
Architects don't always need to be super serious moany so and so's Andy. Some say that a sense of fun and play whether in words or otherwise promotes creativity, especially when engaging with young people.

Well done judges and students for a brilliant effort in a challenging year.
Pericles
#3 Posted by Pericles on 2 Oct 2020 at 20:04 PM
It’s quite embarrassing really. What’s wrong with having a solid thesis that you can explain in simple terms?

I suppose it’s the last chance they might get before the ‘real world’ hits, but let’s at least try to make it relatable...

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