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RIBA Announces 2017 President's Medals for World's Best Student Projects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of their 2017 President?s Medals honoring the world?s best student projects. The awards, recognized as the world?s most prestigious in architectural education, were established in 1836 (the institute's oldest award) to ?promote excellence in the study of architecture [and] to reward talent and to encourage architectural debate worldwide.?

Silver Medal: ?Cycles of Toolmaking: An Optic, Tactile, Haptic, Material, Scalar and Pedagogic Study? / Daniel Hall. Image Courtesy of RIBA

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of their 2017 President?s Medals honoring the world?s best student projects. The awards, recognized as the world?s most prestigious in architectural education, were established in 1836 (the institute's oldest award) to ?promote excellence in the study of architecture [and] to reward talent and to encourage architectural debate worldwide.?Medals are awarded in three categories: the Bronze for a Part I student (Bachelor level), the Silver for a Part II student (Masters level), and the Dissertation Medal. In addition to these, the winners of the Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing and the SOM Foundation Fellowships have been announced.This year, the Silver Medal was awarded to a student from an institution not currently validated by the RIBA.?Many congratulations to this year?s RIBA President?s Medals winners,? said RIBA President Ben Derbyshire at the ceremony in London. ?The entries for this awards programme are always impressive and this year was no exception, with more entries than ever before. I am extremely pleased to see that the creativity and accomplished technique in the work of these budding architects is matched with a renewed ambition and focus on the important role that architecture plays in social betterment.?RIBA Silver Medal: Daniel Hall (The Cooper Union, New York, USA)Cycles of Toolmaking: An Optic, Tactile, Haptic, Material, Scalar and Pedagogic Study Sited in the ceramic town of Mashiko, Japan, the project proposes a place for learning which responds to the attitudes towards land use, extraction of clay, ceramic craft, agriculture, and water infrastructure, to replace a school damaged in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.Tutor: Lauren Kogod
Silver Medal: ?Cycles of Toolmaking: An Optic, Tactile, Haptic, Material, Scalar and Pedagogic Study? / Daniel Hall. Image Courtesy of RIBA

Silver Medal: ?Cycles of Toolmaking: An Optic, Tactile, Haptic, Material, Scalar and Pedagogic Study? / Daniel Hall. Image Courtesy of RIBA

RIBA Bronze Medal: Kangli Zheng (University of Nottingham)Castle in the SkyThe project is a response to London?s housing crisis, proposing an alternative model: flexible room boxes plugged into the available space above London?s terraces. In these communities in the sky, the space is defined by its occupants, who can replace ...
Source: Archdaily
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