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Above: Ben Hayes, ‘Kizhi Island,’ RIBA Silver Medal Award Winner

The student winners of the 2013 President’s Medals were announced this week at a special event at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in central London. The prestigious RIBA President’s Medals, which date back to 1836, reward talent and excellence in the study of architecture.

The RIBA Silver Medal was awarded to Ben Hayes, of Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) for his ‘Kizhu Island’ project. Ben’s proposes a museum landscape, designed to restore and reassemble 250 wooden Orthodox churches on Kizhi Island in Northern Russia. Exploring the changing relationship between the Russian landscape and national identity, ‘Kizhi Island’ targets two challenges: it protects and restores a fragile heritage that is on the verge of extinction and dramatically redesigns the visitor experience on the island. Ben was tutored by Yeoryia Manolopoulou, Niall McLaughlin and Michiko Sumi.

Ness Lafoy, 'Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall,' Bronze Medal Award Winner

Ness Lafoy, ‘Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall,’ Bronze Medal Award Winner

 

The Bronze Medal was awarded to Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) student, Ness Lafoy for her mainland hub proposal, ‘Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall.’ The hub would provide for the 50,000+ people who inhabit the 455 islands that surround Finlands capital, giving them a warm clubhouse and accomodation for islanders’ overnight visits. The town hall is multipurpose, also providing a connection between mainland and the archipelago, a postal service, and a meeting place for the Island council. Ness was tutored by Rhys Cannon and Ben Addy.

Tamsin Hanke, 'Magnitogorsk: Utopian vision of spatial socialism,' Dissertation Medal Award Winner

Tamsin Hanke, ‘Magnitogorsk: Utopian vision of spatial socialism,’ Dissertation Medal Award Winner

 

Tamsin Hanke (Bartlett School of Architecture UCL) was awarded the Dissertation Medal for her work, ‘Magnitogorsk: Utopian vision of spatial socialism.’ Tamsin’s dissertation explores the conception, realization and present state of the Russian city of Magnitogorsk as an experimental socialist utopia instigated by Joseph Stalin. She analyses – ‘how a political ideology of socialism was developed spatially in the city during the years 1930 to 1953.’ Judges unanimously agreed that Tamsin’s work was the most accomplished and she was priased for her excellent research alongside convincing first hand experience of the city of Magnitogorsk and its people.

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said of the winners ”Congratulations to Ben, Ness and Tamsin, all deserving recipients of the President’s Medal. They overcame intense competition from the best students of architecture around the world and truly shined with their innovative, challenging and thought-provoking projects.

‘2013 has been year of exceptional entries for the RIBA President’s Medals which continues to highlight and reward the very best talent from around the world. It’s been a pleasure to present these awards to the future leaders of our profession.’

Judging 2013 President’s Medals

Judging 2013 President’s Medals

 

Other student awards presented at this evening’s ceremony were:

Silver Medal High Commendation: Amy Perkins from London Metropolitan University for ‘Outer City Settlement: Reassessing the suburban situation of Hampstead Garden Suburb’

Silver Medal Commendation: Vladislav Velkov from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bulgaria) for ‘Evolution of a building. The unexplored potential of a sugar factory in Sofia’

Bronze Medal High Commendation: Pierre Blanc from London Metropolitan University for ‘Gubbio Lido: Recovering open space within the walled city’
Bronze Medal Commendations: Thomas Bush from De Montfort University for ‘Myocardial Augmentation Facility, Orvieto, Italy’
Minghui Ke from Kingston University for ‘UNESCO World Heritage: A contemporary art museum for Santa Chiara in Pisa, Italy
Dissertation Medal Commendations: Leah Hogan from University College Dublin for ‘The Kahn Legacy: The primacy of the idea’
Shapur Keshvari from Kingston University for ‘Rethinking the Tholos in the Athenian Agora’
Srisaravanan Subramaniam from the National University of Singapore for ‘Seva & the Shrine: Transcending the boundaries of the Hindu temple in Singapore’
Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing Part 1: Razna Begum from the University of Greenwich for ‘Grunewald’s Athenaeum’
Part 2: Kirsty Badenoch from Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark) for ‘New Lohachara: A dialogue between man and the [super]natural’
The UK office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) also awarded the SOM Foundation UK Fellowships selected from this year’s entries for the RIBA President’s Medals.
SOM Foundation Fellowship Part 1: Pierre Blanc from London Metropolitan University for ‘Gubbio Lido: Recovering open space within the walled city’
SOM Foundation Fellowship Part 2: Ben Hayes from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) for ‘Kizhi Island’
SOM Foundation Commendation: Amy Perkins from London Metropolitan University for ‘Outer City Settlement: Reassessing the suburban situation of Hampstead Garden Suburb’

 

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Above: Ben Hayes, ‘Kizhi Island,’ RIBA Silver Medal Award Winner

The student winners of the 2013 President’s Medals were announced this week at a special event at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in central London. The prestigious RIBA President’s Medals, which date back to 1836, reward talent and excellence in the study of architecture.

The RIBA Silver Medal was awarded to Ben Hayes, of Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) for his ‘Kizhu Island’ project. Ben’s proposes a museum landscape, designed to restore and reassemble 250 wooden Orthodox churches on Kizhi Island in Northern Russia. Exploring the changing relationship between the Russian landscape and national identity, ‘Kizhi Island’ targets two challenges: it protects and restores a fragile heritage that is on the verge of extinction and dramatically redesigns the visitor experience on the island. Ben was tutored by Yeoryia Manolopoulou, Niall McLaughlin and Michiko Sumi.

Ness Lafoy, 'Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall,' Bronze Medal Award Winner

Ness Lafoy, ‘Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall,’ Bronze Medal Award Winner

 

The Bronze Medal was awarded to Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) student, Ness Lafoy for her mainland hub proposal, ‘Helsinki Archipelago Town Hall.’ The hub would provide for the 50,000+ people who inhabit the 455 islands that surround Finlands capital, giving them a warm clubhouse and accomodation for islanders’ overnight visits. The town hall is multipurpose, also providing a connection between mainland and the archipelago, a postal service, and a meeting place for the Island council. Ness was tutored by Rhys Cannon and Ben Addy.

Tamsin Hanke, 'Magnitogorsk: Utopian vision of spatial socialism,' Dissertation Medal Award Winner

Tamsin Hanke, ‘Magnitogorsk: Utopian vision of spatial socialism,’ Dissertation Medal Award Winner

 

Tamsin Hanke (Bartlett School of Architecture UCL) was awarded the Dissertation Medal for her work, ‘Magnitogorsk: Utopian vision of spatial socialism.’ Tamsin’s dissertation explores the conception, realization and present state of the Russian city of Magnitogorsk as an experimental socialist utopia instigated by Joseph Stalin. She analyses – ‘how a political ideology of socialism was developed spatially in the city during the years 1930 to 1953.’ Judges unanimously agreed that Tamsin’s work was the most accomplished and she was priased for her excellent research alongside convincing first hand experience of the city of Magnitogorsk and its people.

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said of the winners ”Congratulations to Ben, Ness and Tamsin, all deserving recipients of the President’s Medal. They overcame intense competition from the best students of architecture around the world and truly shined with their innovative, challenging and thought-provoking projects.

‘2013 has been year of exceptional entries for the RIBA President’s Medals which continues to highlight and reward the very best talent from around the world. It’s been a pleasure to present these awards to the future leaders of our profession.’

Judging 2013 President’s Medals

Judging 2013 President’s Medals

 

Other student awards presented at this evening’s ceremony were:

Silver Medal High Commendation: Amy Perkins from London Metropolitan University for ‘Outer City Settlement: Reassessing the suburban situation of Hampstead Garden Suburb’

Silver Medal Commendation: Vladislav Velkov from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy (Bulgaria) for ‘Evolution of a building. The unexplored potential of a sugar factory in Sofia’

Bronze Medal High Commendation: Pierre Blanc from London Metropolitan University for ‘Gubbio Lido: Recovering open space within the walled city’
Bronze Medal Commendations: Thomas Bush from De Montfort University for ‘Myocardial Augmentation Facility, Orvieto, Italy’
Minghui Ke from Kingston University for ‘UNESCO World Heritage: A contemporary art museum for Santa Chiara in Pisa, Italy
Dissertation Medal Commendations: Leah Hogan from University College Dublin for ‘The Kahn Legacy: The primacy of the idea’
Shapur Keshvari from Kingston University for ‘Rethinking the Tholos in the Athenian Agora’
Srisaravanan Subramaniam from the National University of Singapore for ‘Seva & the Shrine: Transcending the boundaries of the Hindu temple in Singapore’
Serjeant Awards for Excellence in Drawing Part 1: Razna Begum from the University of Greenwich for ‘Grunewald’s Athenaeum’
Part 2: Kirsty Badenoch from Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark) for ‘New Lohachara: A dialogue between man and the [super]natural’
The UK office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) also awarded the SOM Foundation UK Fellowships selected from this year’s entries for the RIBA President’s Medals.
SOM Foundation Fellowship Part 1: Pierre Blanc from London Metropolitan University for ‘Gubbio Lido: Recovering open space within the walled city’
SOM Foundation Fellowship Part 2: Ben Hayes from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) for ‘Kizhi Island’
SOM Foundation Commendation: Amy Perkins from London Metropolitan University for ‘Outer City Settlement: Reassessing the suburban situation of Hampstead Garden Suburb’

 

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