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UCL Bartlett student wins architecture award

21 August 2007


Award winner Anthony Lau, a student at the UCL Bartlett bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/architecture/" target="_self">UCL Bartlett School of Architecture

Anthony Lau, a student from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, has won the 2007 Corus Architectural Student Award.

At a ceremony held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Anthony (pictured holding his certificate) received the award from the metal-products company for his design of steel housing that is suitable for areas with unpredictable water levels or permanently on water.

The competition, which is in its twentieth year, aims to give architectural students a creative vehicle for learning about the use of steel in buildings. This year the special theme was living with waste.

Students of architecture across Europe were invited to take part. Anthony beat a team from the Warsaw University of Technology to the top prize, while four undergraduate entries came joint third. The winners shared a total prize fund of £5,000 and the opportunity to exhibit their designs at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Bryan Avery, a member of the judging panel, said: "The standard of entries was exceptional.  All of the winners showed not only a huge commitment to the challenge of climate change, but also a quality of architectural thought and presentation that was truly inspirational."

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