An architectural strategy for Berlin and a maze-like academy combining religious and scientific studies are among the winners of this year's RIBA President's Medals and Research Awards.
The awards, which are presented annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to Part-I and Part-II architecture graduates and researchers, have this year been presented to seven individuals. The two top prizes went to students from the Mackintosh and Bartlett architecture schools.
Finn Wilkie from the Mackintosh School of Architecture was the recipient of the Silver Medal for his diploma project, entitled The Heteroglossic City.
Described as "a polemic against critical reconstruction in Berlin", it explores the history of the German capital city and proposes a strategy for open-source architecture, detailed in a series of monochrome images and intricate models.
"Through collaborative projects that form an ensemble of heteroglossic [multi-varied styles sharing the same language] parts, the city is transformed into an adaptive metropolis shaped by the tactical interventions of its users," said Wilkie in his project text.
Space as the Third Teacher: An alternative classroom typology promoting creative learning and play by Boon Yik Chung