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RIBA President's Medals 2018: congratulations to Sam Beattie

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Sam Beattie, pictured with Nicky Watson, RIBA Vice President Education (left) and RIBA President, Ben Derbyshire (right). Picture courtesy of RIBA.

Congratulations to Sam Beattie, who has won a RIBA commendation for his project 'A Bridge to Wellness'.

The awards ceremony took place at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London on 4 December 2018, and is an evening dedicated to recognising young talent in Architecture. Sam tutors are Amanda Harmer, David Short, and Matt Strong.

A Bridge to Wellness is a thesis project which proposes a sacred territory that purifies polluted water from the River Thames. Ostracised members from the surrounding North Woolwich community are summoned on a pilgrimage to the monument of purity. Eight monks occupy the monastery; each of them oversees the filtration of the Thame’s water and the of cleansing of the pilgrim’s soul. To see more of Sam's work, please visit the RIBA website.

The commendations follows Kangli Zheng's RIBA Bronze Medal 2017 win (for the best design project produced at RIBA Part 1 or equivalent) for his project ‘Castle in the Sky’. Kangli’s project offered an alternative response to London’s housing crisis and involved the use of flexible room boxes installed above London’s terraces. His work can also be seen on the RIBA website.


Posted on Wednesday 5th December 2018

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