The Bartlett School of Architecture


PhD student wins third prize in fairy tale competition

11 April 2018

Ifi Liangi has been recognised for her work combining architectural drawing and storytelling.

Ifi Liangi

Bartlett PhD student Ifi Liangi has been awarded third prize in the annual ‘Fairy Tales’ competition at the National Building Museum in Washington.

Ifi's work ‘The Paper Moon’ is a piece of architectural storytelling about Athens. In the form of a fairy tale, Ifi creates magical and critical architecture that conveys messages about the socio-political and economic crises of the Greek capital.

The competition, run by Blank Space, received creative projects from 65 countries and enlisted a jury of more than 20 leading architects, designers and storytellers to select its winning submissions.

In praise of this year’s entries, Francesca Guiliani, Co-Founder of Blank Space, said:

The competition has become a repository for the social and environmental issues that are at the forefront of architects’ minds and captures the most pressing themes in highly imaginative and sometimes provocative ways.

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