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RIBA President’s Medals: the winners

Outstanding work by students from London Metropolitan University, the Architectural Association and the Bartlett recognised in student awards

The winners of the 2012 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards have been announced.

The Silver Medal, for the best postgraduate entry, goes to ‘Sunbloc’, a prototype housing design by students from the London Met.

The AA’s Vidhya Pushpanathan won the Bronze Medal (best undergraduate) for her Moscow-based discourse ‘The Depository of Forgotten Monuments’ and Matthew Leung from the Bartlett was awarded the Dissertation Medal for his work ‘Oriental Orientalism in Japan – the case of Yokohama Chinatown’.

The pragmatic and buildable nature of Sunbloc contrasts starkly with last year’s Silver Medal winner, which went to Bartlett student Kibwe Tavares for his film about rioting robots. The visually stunning work sparked a debate about how ‘real’ entry briefs should be. (AJ 16.02.12)

The President’s Medals date back to 1836 and ‘reward talent and excellence in the study of architecture’. This year’s judges included Oliver Richards, Eva Castro, Anna Liu and Chris Wilkinson.


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