Bartlett starlet Sara Shafiei has won 3DReid’s student prize, beating ‘Best of Show’ projects from seven other architecture schools.
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Recent Part 2 graduate Shafiei scooped the £1,000 first prize with her scheme, dubbed Anamorphic Tectonics - A Theatre for Magicians (pictured).
The prize is understood to be the only award handed out to students by an architectural practice in recognition of ‘excellence in concept and design’ in their final year shows.
Among the finalists vying for this year’s prize were up-and-coming talents from the University of Greenwich, the Mackintosh, and Nottingham, Birmingham, Strathclyde, De Montfort and Oxford Brookes universities.
Nominated for the award by their schools, each student won £500, with a further £500 going to Shafiei for her ‘outstandingly beautiful’ designs for a proposed magicians’ theatre in the National Botanical Gardens in Rome.
A spokesman for the practice said: ‘This is the second year that the prize has been run and it has doubled in size with a pot of £4,500.
‘The merger of 3DReid now gives us the opportunity to make it even bigger and better next year.’