The AJ can reveal the five finalists in the running to pick up Hoare Lea’s £2,000 Part 2 student bursary
The eclectic mix of schemes hoping to gain the insights of Hoare Lea’s engineers include: futuristic bus stops; a solar chimney roof tile; research into the role of environmental values in UK housing; a masterplan for a new settlement in Norway; and a bird hide.
The winner will be revealed in the AJ’s student special next week.
The five finalists
Oliver Andrew, University of Westminster
An ecological bus shelter for London which reduces harmful pollution particles within the capital’s air
Lillian Ingleby, University of Sheffield
A study looking at the role environmental values, such as conservation of resources, carbon mapping and preservation of environmental diversity have on UK construction
Anneli Kiviniemi, Robert Gordon University
A new, sustainable island based on fixed platform structures off the coast of Norway
Joanne Preston, The Bartlett
Developing an extruded tile that behaves as a solar chimney using the natural resource of China Clay found abundantly in the Kerala region of South India
Torsten Sherwood, London Metropolitan University
A live project to design and build a Bird Hide on Rutland Water embracing the craft and making of architecture
Earlier this month, the finalists all presented their schemes to a judging panel which included vPPR’s Tatiana von Preussen, Teresa Borsuk of Pollard Thomas Edwards, Hoare Lea partners Jo Edwards and Ashley Bateson alongside AR editor Christine Murray and the AJ’s Laura Mark.
The AJ/Hoare Lea Bursary was launched earlier this year to provide £2,000 of research funding and the help from Hoare Lea’s engineers to a Part 2 student of architecture on a particular project or design idea.
The winning applicant will have four months to work up their design with input from Hoare Lea’s engineer. Upon completion of the research, the recipient will be invited to present the outcomes to an audience at Hoare Lea in London which will be run as part of the AJ Women in Architecture Programme.
Commenting on the bursary a spokesperson from Hoare Lea said: ‘As a successful and growing firm with a wealth of knowledge, expertise and projects, collaborative as well as innovative working is becoming increasingly important to us, so we embrace the opportunity to bring in external perspectives.
‘Through our continued support of the AJ, we are delighted to be involved in the bursary scheme, giving us the chance to share our knowledge with the successful student and for us hear some fresh ideas.’