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COMMENDATION - BRONZE MEDAL

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THE PRESIDENTS MEDALS 2004

LINDSEY STRACHAN Robert Gordon University Concert hall in Stavanger, Norway Tutors: Neil Lamb and Professor Robin Webster Situated in a prominent location at the mouth of Stavanger harbour, the proposed concert hall lies between Bjergsted Music Park and the city centre. Historical maps show that the houses surrounding the shoreline of the city were originally built by the edge of the sea. The bowl-shaped site and harbour edges have gradually been infilled. The proposal aims to exploit the potential of the site, providing a vital link between Bjergsted Park and the city centre. The main concert hall building, reminiscent of a traditional Nordic hall, provides an end point to the 'Blue Promenade'.

The second, multipurpose, auditorium is within a concrete floating barge. It is intended that the barge can be relocated to nearby fjords and ports, taking advantage of Norway's beautiful natural landscape and providing a unique experience for both performers and audience.

WINNER - SOM PRIZE ANDREW DOCHERTY Bartlett - University College London Commuter Park and Market Brewery Tutors: Christian Groothuizen and Stephen Tierney This scheme proposes a park supported from and running the length of London Bridge. The park will create a new pedestrian route into the City and reconnect the surrounding area and its existing transport network with the river. On the southerly end of the park, a brewery and market will form a sheltered meeting space for commuters, tourists and local residents. The market brewery is composed of an array of naturally ventilated structural ceramic towers and light wells. The brewery will brew beer flavoured with hops grown on the park.

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