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2020 President's Medals Awarded for Student Projects

updated
February 27, 2021
Published on:
February 15, 2021

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2020 President’s Medals, the annual awards for the world’s best student architecture projects.

Top: Devil’s Valley Geothermal Co-operative, Robert Beeny; Bottom right: Cesspits of Filth: Queer Vernaculars in West Yorkshire 1975 –1985, Lizzie Osborne; Bottom left: One Tree Manual, Tengku Sharil Bin Tengku Abdul Kadir

The RIBA Silver Medal (for the best design project produced at RIBA Part 2 or equivalent) is awarded to Robert Beeny (University of Westminster) for Devil’s Valley Geothermal Co-operative.

Commendations in the RIBA Silver Medal category:

  • Lisa Edwards (University of Kent) for Reclaiming the Sento.
  • Daniel Tihanyi (University of Strathclyde) for Preservation & Enhancement: Vision for a Yemeni Mountain Settlement.
  • Yip Wing Siu (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) for Designing With Bata: New Doggerlands, A Dynamic Masterplan for Enabling the East Tilbury Commons.

The RIBA Bronze Medal (for the best design project produced at RIBA Part 1 or equivalent) goes to Tengku Sharil Bin Tengku Abdul Kadir (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL) for One Tree Manual.

One Tree Manual explores timber production and waste in Sweden, in light of the climate emergency. Sharil proposes a timber institute in suburban Stockholm, strategically located in Stockholm’s unprotected forest region, and constructed using a single tree – advocating a sustainable and holistic approach.

Read full details on the RIBA website.

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