Jonathan Schofield – a Part 2 architect at RSHP – has won two key awards in this year’s RIBA President’s Medal Student Awards, due to be presented on 1 December.
Jonathan – who studied at the University of Westminster– was awarded the Silver Medal for the best project at Part 2 worth £2,000 in prize money.
‘Creative Evolution – Silvertown Ship Breaking Yard’ – develops a series of architectural devices which enable the gradual deconstruction of ships, the reassembly of their parts into new forms within a vast jig and the distribution of these reconstituted forms as new, large-scale elements along the quayside. William Firebrace and Gabby Shawcross, noted: ‘This project is clearly a form of engineering architecture, inspired by the marine engineering which one finds in traditional docks and the automated container docks of today. The representation skills Jonathan has shown in the project are remarkable. The drawings are obsessively worked, showing in plan section and perspectives every detail of the architecture…’
Some 270 architecture schools from 60 countries were invited to each submit two projects for Part 1 and Part 2. Jonathan also netted £250 worth of publications from RIBA bookshops by winning the Serjeant award for Excellence in Drawing.
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