Class of 2012
Six winners shone through the trend for desolation in BD’s awards for the UK’s best diploma students
Trash Can Utopia integrates waste and its technologies into its fabric
“The Terrarium” is a poetic response to the impact of a tidal barrage on Maryport, Cumbria
Knowledge Barter is a model of an educational institution based on a free-market utopia
“Culture and Cultivation” is a carefully crafted colonisation of an existing building
Towards a Carbon-Negative Britain is an alternative vision of a renewable energy plant
Cultural Fishing Centre is a transition point between a new development and existing industrial spaces in Peterhead, Scotland
Class of 2011
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.
The project is investigating the relationship between the original architectural object and its copies.
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
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.
A crisis of ageing looms, the baby boom generation is coming into retirement and we are living longer
Energy production was one of the recurring themes in this year’s BD awards for the UK’s best diploma students.
Past Class of
The five winners of BD’s awards for the UK’s best diploma students may be the last generation for which the certainties of the current architectural education system remain
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.