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RIBA President's Medals 2017 winners announced

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Kangli Zheng (photo by Andrew Hendry)

The awards ceremony took place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in central London on 5 December 2017 and is an evening dedicated to recognising young talent in Architecture.

Kangli Zheng of the University of Nottingham, tutored by Alison Davies, received the RIBA Bronze Medal (for the best design project produced at RIBA Part 1 or equivalent) for his project ‘Castle in the Sky’. Kangli’s project offers an alternative response to London’s housing crisis and involves the use of flexible room boxes installed above London’s terraces. Its occupants are able to customise the space for use as residential homes, storage properties, or shared public gardens for example.

Kangli's work can be seen at the RIBA website. He is pictured here with Alan Jones, FRIBA and Board Trustee, Council and Vice President of Education (left)

This is the first time that a student from the University of Nottingham has won a RIBA medal. This year has had the most submissions on record from institutions around the globe and participation is by invitation only therefore highlighting what a fantastic achievement this is for Kangli, the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, and the University.

An exhibition will showcase the designs at the RIBA in London until Saturday 10 February, and at RIBA North in Liverpool until 24 February 2018 or for more information on the awards and other winners, please follow the link:


Posted on Wednesday 6th December 2017

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