Shortlist announced for 3DReid Student Prize

Shortlist announced for 3DReid Student Prize

The finalists for this year’s 3DReid Student Prize have been unveiled following an internal shortlisting.

Now in its 15th Year, the award has had more entries than ever before with 33 nominations from the top UK architecture schools. Tutors were invited to nominate their best Part II students with the chance for a shot at the £1,000 prize.

The shortlist includes:

  • Jake Cripwell – University of Westminster, London
  • Daniel Hambly – de Montfort University, Leicester
  • Harrison Lowthrop – Northumbria University
  • Louis Lupien – University of Cambridge
  • Tiia Partanen – University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

This year 3DReid removed all names and universities from the entries to ensure bias played no part in the shortlist selection. The variety of projects in the final five reflect the new judging criteria:

  • Impact – does the project have meaning? does it address societal concerns such as environment, culture, community, wellbeing, inclusivity and marginalisation?
  • Innovation – does the project represent new ways of thinking? does it explore new technologies, materials, building methods, sense of place and environmental impact?
  • Communication – does it speak to the viewer? are the imagery and words well-conceived and have they embraced new ways of communicating their ideas?

The finalists will present their projects virtually to a panel of judges on July 22. Submissions can be viewed here.

A 3DReid spokesperson said: “3DReid are committed to supporting education and providing a platform to the next generation of architects. After a year out due to Covid, the reinvigorated prize celebrates how challenges over the last couple of years have accelerated change and brought forth innovation and creativity.”

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