Montezuma, Costa Rica - Typical Pacific coastal house © Ione Braddick
The RIBA WCCA Travel Award has been offered annually since 2008 by The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects in cooperation with the RIBA. The award is made in memory of Stuart Murphy, the Chief Planning Officer of the City of London, and past Master of the WCCA.
The Award provides an international travel grant of up to £2,000 to a student or a group of students enrolled in a RIBA-validated Part 2 course in a School of Architecture in the greater London area. Winners are requested to produce a report, which will be produced after the trip for the RIBA and WCCA.
Winners for 2012
Two winners have been chosen for the RIBA WCCA student travel award from a very high standard of applications and will receive £1000 each towards their respective projects:
Prishtinë, Kosovo - Local resident looking at exhibited work © Crystal Whitaker
Ione Braddick (Bartlett) travelled to Costa Rica to document and research vernacular domestic architecture. Her investigations focussed particularly on openings and their response to the tropical climate.
A group of five; Tim Coles, Adriana Keast, Steven Pirks, John Stiles & Darren Wilson (London Metropolitan University) travelled to Kosovo to conduct exhibitions and workshops with the local marginalised populace. The group presented and gained feedback on their proposals worked up following a previous visit to the area in 2011.
Danny Fenster (University of Greenwich) and Naveen Anandakumar (London Metropolitan Univserity) shared the £2000 winning prize. Danny travelled to Chongquing, China to investigate its rapid urban expansion while Naveen investigated cultural development in post-war Sri Lanka.
Linda Hagberg (Bartlett) travelled to Caracas, Venezuela to conduct research on the capital's 'Barrios'
Katherine Ashley (University of Westminster) travelled to Sri Lanka.
Entry into the 2013 Award has now closed. A winner will be annouced shortly.
For further information on the award, including eligibility, please see attached:
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Please also see the WCCA blog for further information about the award and other WCCA activity.