Yuting Cheng – RIBA South Student Prize, Oxford Brookes School of Architecture
Yuting designed a pier on Canvey Island, Essex. Part of the pier would be offices for Canvey Island Town Council – small timber pavilions that resemble carnival floats. Each department occupies a different, unique pavilion. She says that her design ‘seeks to subvert the traditional notion of “civic” architecture into a more democratic and carnivalesque proposal that is more befitting for the day-to-day undertakings of the Council. The carnival aspect is derived from the annual parade in which the local community celebrates the idiosyncrasies of the island’s unique culture’.