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3DReid Student Prize 2015 – The results
This year’s 3DReid Student Prize has been won by Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow School of Art graduate Alastair Reid for his re-imagination of Berlin’s Templehof airfield.
Alastair competed against 6 other schemes including a satirical perspective on Battersea Power Station’s exuberant development and a cemetery for freeze dried cadavers in Marseille.
Sasha Edwards of Northumbria University was awarded second place for her coastal archaeological centres in Norfolk, along with Leeds Beckett’s Michael Powell for his exceptional artistic talents displayed in his PlutoStratum: City of Slums thesis.
Winners of the public vote were Steven Leask and Adam McAvoy from the University of Strathclyde with their fuel poverty tackling Hydrogen Storage scheme in Stornoway.
Other finalists were Ian Page of Liverpool John Moores University; Ben Robinson from Manchester School of Architecture and Will Brown from the RCA.
Judges included Russ Edwards, Pocket Living’s Design Director, formerly of dRMM who judged the prize for the first time. “3DReid’s Student Prize shortlist for 2015 should give the profession a great deal of optimism for the next generation of design talent coming through our schools of architecture. I particularly enjoyed the engagement with relevant social and political debate – backed by comprehensive research, that was evident throughout. The shortlisted projects all demonstrated fantastic problem solving and architectural invention, with the winning scheme, for Berlin Templehof, demonstrating perhaps the most successful marriage of these qualities within a genuinely ambitious urban proposition.” Former Manchester student Robin Palmer, now an architect at Waitrose also judged the entries.
Mark Taylor, Director of 3DReid and head judge commented “Every year the broad range of submissions for the prize astounds us with the quality and richness of the emerging architectural talent from across the UK schools. As a snapshot of the future health of our profession, the submissions demonstrate the extraordinary creative and commercial astuteness of the students’ thinking combined with fantastic visualisation and graphic skills which gives us every confidence that the next generation is in great shape.”