10 December, 2011

RIBA President's Medals Student Awards 2011 | the Ceremony and Celebration

From a dystopian vision of Brixton to a sanctuary for quarry workers in Bangalore to new homes for a remote Aboriginal community in Australia, this year's RIBA President's Medals Student Awards, in association with Atkins, show how today's architecture students around the world are grappling with pressing social issues and, through architecture, coming up with original solutions.
Warm Thanks to David Gloster, RIBA Director of Education for his outstanding invitation to contribute with the RIBA President's Medals Student Awards 2011.

Kibwe Tavares, a student of The Bartlett, University College London, has won the Silver Medal – awarded to a Part 2 project – for Robots of Brixton:
Taking the existing buildings of Brixton as a starting point, and eerily prescient of this summer's riots in English cities, this startling short film combines architectural drawings and futuristic animation to comment on the social tensions of inner city life.

Congratulating the winners, RIBA President Angela Brady said:
'The winners of this year’s RIBA President's Medals show the outstanding talent of today's architecture students. With highly creative and inspired thinking they are confronting real social issues – and showing how good architecture and design can, and does, improve the quality of people's lives. I am delighted to present these awards.'
Silver Medal-winner Kibwe Tavares (the Bartlett School of Architecture) at the the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Ceremony

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