Feng Yang – RIBA Oxford Prize, Oxford Brookes School of Architecture
Feng’s project which attracted the judges’ attention was an oratory for the people of Oxford. She chose an autistic boy as her orator and designed the building to speak for him. Her oratory is a corridor of boxes suspended in the air – each box provides a different sensory experience and communicates on the orator’s behalf with other people and the landscape. A thin strip of copper on the side of each box creates a glittering amber line when the sun shines.