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Lincoln student wins £7,000 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

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Chloe Loader, a second-year architecture student at the University of Lincoln, has won the 11th Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

Loader scooped the £7,000 award for her proposal, Emerging Cities: Sustainable Masterplanning in the Global South, which aims to establish the pressures that rapid urbanisation creates for cities in less developed countries. 

Loader will also explore how different methods of design can be used to tackle the issues these cities face. She will travel to Curitiba in Brazil, Mumbai in India, and Jakarta in Indonesia in order to research her project. 

Reacting to her win, Loader said the award presented a ‘huge opportunity’ and that she had already begun to refine the details of her project.

The jury, chaired by Norman Foster, was made up of RIBA president Jane Duncan;  Eva Jiricna of Eva Jiricna Architects; Foster + Partners’ head of design Spencer de Grey; Simone de Gale of Simone de Gale Architects; Foster + Partners’ senior partner Piers Heath; and Foster + Partners’ art director Narinder Sagoo

Foster commented: ‘I’m delighted that this travelling scholarship continues to encourage innovative student research into sustainable cities and communities.

’I wish Chloe well on her travels and look forward to reading her research on Curitiba, Mumbai and Jakarta.’

The jury also commended Alexander Craig-Thompson, a Part 2 architecture student at the University of Sheffield for his project, Fluid Spaces – (Re)embracing the Frontier Culture of Port Cities, which proposed examining the changing nature of global port cities. 

The scholarship is awarded to a student each year to carry out an international research project. Previous winners have travelled to Bangladesh, China, Uganda and Egypt.

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Poster for ‘Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South’

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