Top of the class: RIBA names 2018’s best student projects

Sonia Magdziarz's “How to Carve a Giant” proposal, which has won her the RIBA Silver Medal

Bartlett, Bath, Edinburgh, Greenwich and De Montfort entries land top gongs

A design project that explores the role architecture plays in the relationship between individuals and communities and their cultural heritage, and a proposal titled “Dreaming of Electric Sheep” have been named among RIBA’s best student projects of the year.

The institution last night announced the winners of its annual President’s Medals, which include RIBA part II and RIBA part I work.

Bartlett School of Architecture student Sonia Magdziarz won the RIBA Silver Medal for her “How to Carve a Giant” proposal. It physically carves a Finnish folk story into the fabric of a city and reinterprets contemporary typologies such as a library, workshop, and cultural archive to question whether we can preserve and disseminate knowledge.

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