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Thursday24 July 2014

Indian school design project awarded McAslan Bursary

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Nicola Antaki receives annual award to improve Mumbai schools

Nicola Antaki

Nicola Antaki

Architect Nicola Antaki has been awarded the 2012 RIBA ICE McAslan Bursary for a school design project in India.

The annual £7,500 award supports environmental and community projects around the world. The Bartlett student, who has previously worked at Cottrell and Vermeulen Architecture, project will develop prototype designs for learning spaces in Indian schools.

A roof garden at Lovegrove School in Mumbai will be the first part of the project and will aim to show how small amounts of investment can improve children’s learning.

John McAslan said Antaki’s entry was chosen “due to its breadth of vision and ingenuity, tackling important social, cultural and environmental issues in a major global city”.

RIBA president Angela Brady added: “Nicola’s dedicated work and ambition is to be highly admired. We are delighted to support her socially responsive and responsible approach to architecture.”

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