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COMMENDATION - SILVER MEDAL

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THE PRESIDENTS MEDALS 2004

ADAM KHAN London Metropolitan University Peckham Plan Tutors: Professor Florian Beigel and Philip Christou A condemned industrial estate in Peckham turns out to have genuine urban vitality and a set of powerful spaces in the empty arcades and furniture showrooms. Pluralist, diverse and stimulating, supportive to the marginal, friendly and safe, it is everything that the regeneration square down the road should be. Instead of clearance and master planning, Khan has devised an 'Emptiness Plan' that clears away a number of buildings standing in front of the old Peckham Railway Station, offering an 'urban valley', a large public space between the railway viaducts on either side. This emptiness strategy creates potential for future yet unknown inhabitations. The tutors have called this project an inquiry into architecture, as it takes a 'design as research' attitude in all its scales of architectural design.

WINNER - SERJEANT AWARD FOR DRAWING LUKE CHANDRESINGHE Bartlett - University College London The Institute of Ideas Tutor: Simon Herron In this imaginative proposal, ideas begin their protected life in the storage vessel after numerous tests, examinations and tribunals. They are carefully prepared for preservation before they start their 20-year protected life. The storage vessel comprises 20 chambers of ideas on each floor. There are 20 storeys in each vessel, one for each year that the idea is protected. Protected ideas rise vertically at the rate of one storey each year until they reaches the top of the storage tower at the 20th floor. On the expiry date of the patent in its 20th year, the patent is located, released and transferred to the expiration vessel where it can then finally be blown and dispersed across the terrain. The surrounding landscape comprises a junkyard, market and forum for discussion of old ideas, where intellectual scavengers steal, recycle, sell and buy expired inventions. This is the place where invention dies and is reborn.

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