The winners of the 2012 President’s Medals student awards in Architecture were announced at a special ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London on Wednesday 5 December 2012. The prestigious RIBA Presidents Medals, which date back to 1836, reward talent and excellence in the study of architecture.
‘Sunbloc’, a collaborative project by a team of students from London Metropolitan University, received the RIBA Silver Medal (awarded for best post-graduate design work).
Vidhya Pushpanathan from the Architectural Association was awarded the Bronze Medal (for best undergraduate design project) for her project ‘The Depository of Forgotten Monuments’.
Matthew Leung from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, was awarded the Dissertation Medal for his work ‘Oriental Orientalism in Japan – the case of Yokohama Chinatown’.
RIBA President Angela Brady said:
“Congratulations to our deserving President’s Medals winners who have fought-off tough competition from the best students of architecture from around the world and truly excelled with their innovative, challenging and thought-provoking projects.
“2012 has been a record-breaking year for the RIBA President’s Medals with the highest number of entries ever in the 176 year history of the awards. It is an honour to present these awards to the future trailblazers of the architecture profession.”