Class of 2012
Six winners shone through the trend for desolation in BD’s awards for the UK’s best diploma students
Cultural Fishing Centre is a transition point between a new development and existing industrial spaces in Peterhead, Scotland
Towards a Carbon-Negative Britain is an alternative vision of a renewable energy plant
“Culture and Cultivation” is a carefully crafted colonisation of an existing building
Knowledge Barter is a model of an educational institution based on a free-market utopia
“The Terrarium” is a poetic response to the impact of a tidal barrage on Maryport, Cumbria
Trash Can Utopia integrates waste and its technologies into its fabric
Class of 2011
Education and sport provided the stiffest competition for this year’s awards, but the list shows there is still strong demand for practices specialising in high-end residential schemes
The City of London’s security system has become obsolete. Terrorism is evolving.
Our thesis aims to ameliorate the devastating impact of the annual cycle of flooding in Bangladesh on the physical and social fabric of rural communities.
This project seeks to ask questions of the architect’s role in a large scale infrastructural project associated with current concerns over the future of energy provision in the UK
The project is investigating the relationship between the original architectural object and its copies.
A crisis of ageing looms, the baby boom generation is coming into retirement and we are living longer
A project in reaction to pressures facing the Venetian lagoon and the increasing threat of invasive algae growth, due to the nearing completion of the Lagoon’s MOSE flood gates.
Past Class of
BD’s annual showcase of the work of the schools’ best graduating diploma students this year spans the world with six schemes encompassing live building projects, environmental solutions and studies in regeneration.
The project is a response developed from investigations of how architecture might react to rising sea levels with particuIar focuson coastal Bangladesh where flooding is already a major concern.
Odel Jeffries, Will Notley, Cian Mckay, Harjeet Suri, Toby Pear and Audrey Lematte - London Metropolitan University
This group of six students spent the past year working together on both live and theoretical projects in India.
A collection of 20th century novels provide the conceptual basis of Green’s thesis, where the scheme takes the form of a state university library and archive, proposed for a site in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Roding Valley in east London is a diverse landscape that laces through the pilotis of the elevated M11 and plays host to high voltage lines, paddocks, football grounds and derelict munitions depots. Within this heterogeneous terrain Helen Goodwin proposes the addition of a crematorium and columbarium.
Jonathan’s proposal acts to stimulate economic growth, ecological sustainability, and recognises the significance of cultural identity in the regeneration of Riga’s redundant port of Andrejsala.