National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship Winner

National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship Winner 2018, Welsh Architectural Award

National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship Winner

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National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship 2018 Winner

National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship Winner in 2018

Bethan Scorey

Interest in Castles wins Young Architect Eisteddfod Scholarship

The study of the role of castles in Welsh culture has earned a young architect a scholarship at this year’s National Eiseddfod of Wales. Bethan Scorey, 23, from Cardiff has won the Architecture Scholarship worth £1,500, which is supported by the Design Commission for Wales.

Bethan Scorey – National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship 2018 Winner:
Bethan Scorey - National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship 2018 Winner

The scholarship, which is open to under 25 year olds from Wales or with a Welsh connection, aims to give the most promising young architect an opportunity to further his or her understanding of creative architecture. In September Bethan Scorey will pursue a two year MA in Building History at the Univrsity of Cambridge.

Castell Conwy:
Bethan Scorey Welsh castle study - Castell Conwy

Scholarship selector and architect, Paul Harries, said: “Bethan Scorey’s submission was quite outstanding. It was beautifully presented with lovely hand drawings and prints supplementing more conventional architectural drawings. What impressed us the most was the great clarity of thought and intellectual sophistication of her work. It is unusual for someone so young to have developed such a clear philosophical position.”

Castell Harlech:
Bethan Scorey Welsh castle study - Castell Harlech

Bethan Scorey offers a contemporary interpretation of Edward I’s medieval castles. Built to occupy the conquered territory of Wales she argues that, ‘with a shift in perception, walls that once divided communities can become walls that gather landscape and people together’.

Castell Y Bere:
Bethan Scorey Welsh castle study - Castell Y Bere

“This sounds like a fascinating line of research, very pertinent to Wales and a further development of her research interests,” added Paul Harries.
Carole-Anne Davies, Chief Executive of the Design Commission for Wales, said: “Bethan Scorey is to be congratulated on the quality and creativity of her work and in particular the strength of her approach to heritage as valuable not only in showing us what we once were, but reminding us of what we can be. Her work brings a fresh perspective and we are delighted that Bethan Scorey is the recipient of the 2018 Architecture Scholarship.”

Bethan Scorey’s interest in historic buildings was inspired by her role as museum assistant over several consecutive summers when she was a student at the University of Bath. During her stints at St Fagans National Museum of History she familarised herself with architecture and construction methods from different periods in history – from Bronze Age roundhouses to 1940’s ‘prefabs’.

Waliau Caernarfon:
Bethan Scorey Welsh castle study - Waliau Caernarfon

Employed by architectural design practice Purcell London’s office since graduating last year, Bethan Scorey has been involved with heritage projects that focus on conserving and renewing important historical buildings.

The selectors were:
Paul Harries from University of Wales Trinity St David
Sara Hedd Ifan from Powell Dobson Archietcts

5 Aug 2017

National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship 2017 Winner

National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship Winner in 2017

Architecture student from north Wales is awarded national scholarship

Saturday 5 August 2017 – A budding graduate from north Wales will be able to start his Masters in Architecture thanks to winning an architecture scholarship of £1,500 in recognition of his creative talents.
Myfyr Jones-Evans, 20, from Pwllheli, beat off stiff competition to win the National Eisteddfod of Wales Architecture Scholarship which is supported by the Design Commission for Wales.

Myfyr Jones-Evans drawing:
Myfyr Jones-Evans drawing

The scholarship, which is open to under 25 year olds from Wales or with a Welsh link, aims to give the most promising young architect an opportunity to further their understanding of creative architecture.
Mr Jones-Evans was awarded the scholarship for his response to a brief to design a school that could be sent to a disaster zone. Myfyr Jones-Evans’ came up with a design for a flat pack school that could be assembled by six people with no previous construction experience in one day.

Talking about winning the award, Myfyr Jones-Evans said: “I was over the moon to get the phone call telling me I was being awarded the scholarship. It was a lovely surprise, especially because it was so unexpected.

“I’ve just graduated with a First in Architecture from Liverpool John Moores University, and have been lucky enough to secure my first job with architectural practice Purcell in Conwy. This scholarship will help to fund the masters that I would now like to go on to do, potentially at Cardiff University. I’m especially keen to make the architecture I practice in the future pertinent to my culture and heritage.”

Myfyr Jones-Evans:
Myfyr Jones-Evans Wales

Scholarship selector and architect, Jacqui Walmsley, said: “From all the entrants that we say, Myfyr’s work stood out due to the hand drawings and models for his permeable housing. The use of hand drawing and physical models may be seen by some students as an outdated approach to learning, but they should not be underestimated as useful design tools.

“Through his response to the brief, Myfyr displayed a sensitivity and learning that we wish to encourage and support by giving him this well-deserved award.”

Carole-Anne Davies, chief executive of the Design Commission for Wales, said: “Wales should be a place known for its talent and innovation; a creative nation where home grown talent, and the best of the rest, can find opportunities, practice their professions and grow their design businesses in and from Wales. The scholarship is just one way to help support young architects at the formative stages of their training.”

The selectors were:
Paul Harries from University of Wales Trinity St David
Jacqui Walmsley from Studio Walmsley

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