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Exclusive: 3DReid student prize 2012 winner revealed

Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Part II student Andrew Piggott has won this year’s 3DReid Student Prize

Piggott’s ‘incredibly detailed’ scheme for a culinary school in Carnareggio, Venice was selected ahead of six other students vying for the prestigious annual award, winning him the £1,000 first prize.

The judges, which included AJ editor Christine Murray, Apprentice star Gabrielle Omar and Daisy Froud of the AOC, were impressed by the ‘beautifully communicated, well-considered and comprehensive scheme’ aimed at reinvigorating a dying district of Venice with a market garden and cooking school.

The runner-up prize worth £250 was handed to Daniel Hanna of Liverpool John Moores University for his Terrarium eco-tower project.

The online vote was won by Melisa Ramos of the University of Birmingham for her Eco Anarchy Centre.

The jury also featured 3DReid’s David Stanford, Paul Warner and Tom Hewitt as well as Morgan Grylls, who was shortlisted for last year’s prize and is now working for the practice.

Previous story (AJ 29.06.2012)

Exclusive: 3DReid student prize 2012 shortlist revealed

The AJ can exclusively unveil the seven-strong shortlist for this year’s 3DReid Student Prize - one of the UK’s largest, practice-run student awards with a total prize pot of £1,500

The annual award, which is now into its seventh year, celebrates the best Part II students from schools across the country, with each university nominating their hopefuls.

Last year the prize was jointly won by Liverpool University Part II students David Devereau and Elifira The. The pair’s Kogami Tsunami Alert Community was praised for its ‘thoroughness and plausibility’ (AJ 28.07.2011).

Among the prize’s previous recipients is Sara Shafiei (AJ 25.07.2007) - the victor in 2007 - who along with Ben Cowd and Thomas Hopkins won this year’s top architectural prize at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (AJ 31.05.2012).

The overall winner of the contest will be chosen by a panel of judges, including AJ editor Christine Murray, and will be announced on the evening of 11 July.

Public vote: The £500 ‘People’s Choice’ prize for the most ‘likes’ on Facebook went to Birmingham School of Architecture student Melisa Ramos

The shortlist in full:

  • Ifigeneia Liangi (Primary School, Athens) - The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Matthew Hopkins (Salisbury Recreative Centre) - The University of Bath
  • Melisa Ramos (Eco-Anarchy Centre) - Birmingham School of Architecture
  • John Robson (Interdependancy: Smithfield Hub) - Mackintosh School of Architecture
  • Andrew Piggott (Culinary School, Cannaregio) - Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Daniel Hanna (The Terrarium) - Liverpool John Moores University
  • Ricky Burke (Srodi produkcji) - University of Plymouth

(see attached files for more details of the submissions)

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