This year’s 3DReid student prize has been awarded to David Devereau and Elifira The of Liverpool University. Their Kogami Tsunami Alert Community project scooped the top prize of £1,500
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The project showed how tidal power could be used to grow coral, which could act as a breakwater in the event of a tsunami and be used to construct tsunami shelters.
Other shortlisted projects included the Liberation of Space by Luca C Di Somma from the University of Dundee, Beckett Theatre by Morgan Grylls from the University of Kent, Ecological Research and Algae Monitoring Facility, Venice, Italy by Christopher Christophi from De Montfort University and Wakefield Craft Brewery by Alex McCann from Leeds Metropolitan University, who received the most votes in an online poll.
The shortlist was judged by David Pringle of The Co-operative Estates, AJ editor Christine Murray, Keith Priest of Fletcher Priest Architects, and David Stanford, Paul Warner and Mike Hitchmough of 3DReid.
The judges were impressed with the quality of submissions, and delighted with the thoroughness and plausibility of Devereau and The’s winning project. This is the sixth year that 3DReid has run its student prize with the Architects’ Journal. Entrance is open to all schools of architecture in the UK.