Part 1 Hadrian Medal 2013

'Celebrating and rewarding the talent of North East students in the pursuit of excellence in the study of Architecture'


Part 1 Winner



Justin Chu - Lindisfarne Gospels Northumbria Univeristy

Justin told a modest story of an extraordinary process. Working with theology and religion the scheme was executed with care and detail through an exceptional array of media from hand drawing to furniture making. It was refreshing to see such a complex process explained with such delicacy.

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Ruta Austrina - The Finnish Institute Newcastle Univeristy

Ruta collaborated with an aerial dancer to consider the movement of space in a highly contextulised building for the Finish Institute. With a number of exceptional handcrafted models, the scheme was shown to be both well detailed and sophisticated in its spatial complexity.

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Alex Spicer - Northumberland National Park visitor centre

Alex used the mining industry as the staring point for a bold scheme of four parts which aimed to demonstrate the importance if socially conscious architecture. Symmetrical and meticulously planned spaces arranged in connected blocks allow the inhabitants a number of specific and rich views of the water beyond.  



Rob Whalley - Northumberland National Park visitor centre


Rob presented a scheme which challenged the brief and took the proposal across the water from the intend site into a series of disused silos. The scheme was bold in its creation but subtle in execution which saw the programme seamlessly created inside the vast cylindrical spaces. 



Tom Savage - Northumberland National Park visitor centre

Tom demonstrated an ability to create a hybrid building for migrating birch watchers and surfers in a bold scheme which used a series of nesting towers to permeate the coastline. Clearly visualised and contextulised on the edge of the water, the project aimed to mediate between the seasons of two very different programmes. 



Rania Austrina


Rania explored the absurdity of fun through the creation of a pier fun house. Executed through a series of models, experiments and theoretical research, the project began by examining what we perceive as fun. The final structure saw this research come to life with a tower filled with bingo, cotton candy and a rollercoaster. 



Matthew Pratt - Concrete Ideagora


Matthew explored how prototype and model making can generate a form which responds to a specific material understanding. Confidently presented through both diagrams and a series of test models, the scheme shows how curves can be used in a purposeful and creative manner.



Shuo Yang - City of Bridges


Shuo demonstrated a complex architectural process which began with filmmaking, diagramming and orthographic  compositions. Rooted in an analysis of the whole city, the simple scheme dealt with a series of intimate spaces bridging over the River Tyne. 



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