RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2016

Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2016 Winner, RIBA World Architecture Travel Prize

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2016

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4 + 3 Jun 2016

2016 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Winner

Winner of RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship in 2016

The 2016 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to Abel Feleke from the University of Western Australia for his proposal, ‘Weaving the Urban Fabric: Examining the Significance of Community’.

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship winner in 2016, Abel Feleke:
Abel Feleke Winner of RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship in 2016
photo from RIBA

Abel’s study will take him to China, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Mexico and Brazil to learn from the strong sense of community that binds informal settlements. He quotes Kalpana Sharma, “A slum is not a chaotic collection of structures; it is a dynamic collection of individuals who have figured out how to survive in the most adverse of circumstances”, and will explore the intricate social networks that have evolved in these environments.

weaving the urban fabric by Abel Feleke

The scholarship jury was chaired by Lord Foster with Julia Barfield (Marks Barfield Architects), RIBA President Jane Duncan, Professor Flora Samuel (University of Reading); and Stefan Behling, Spencer de Grey, and Piers Heath of Foster + Partners.

The jury highly commended ‘Mapping In-Betweenness: A multi-disciplinary study of transient refugee camps’ by Seyedeh Tahmineh Hooshyar Emami from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Seyedeh wins a camera for her proposal to investigate what the response of architects should be to the refugee crisis in Europe.

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Schoarship 2016 judging:
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Schoarship 2016 judging
photo © Aaron Hargreaves

Lord Foster said:

‘The award is now in its tenth year, and once again, the standard of all the entries was extremely high – giving the jury much to deliberate upon. The study of informal settlements was a widespread theme, with the sites of investigation ranging from cities in developing countries to refugee camps. Abel Feleke’s proposal was unanimously chosen as the winning entry due to its clarity of purpose and unique approach – looking at these dense urban communities as a network of social relations. I am pleased that this scholarship will help further Abel’s research, and look forward to seeing the project develop over the coming months.’

RIBA President Jane Duncan said:

‘I am delighted that the 2016 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to Abel Feleke to support him in examining communities established in informal settlements. His motivation for embarking on the project is commendable and I await the findings with great interest.’

15 Jan 2016

RIBA Architecture Travel Scholarship

Students invited to enter RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

Expand your horizons and travel the world with Lord Foster in 2016:

The 2016 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has launched and is inviting applications from schools of architecture around the world. A £6,000 grant will be awarded to one student by a panel of judges which includes Lord Foster and President of the RIBA Jane Duncan.

Lord Foster:
Lord Foster
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Lord Foster said:
“As a student I won a prize that allowed me to spend a summer travelling through Europe and to study first hand buildings and cities that I knew only from the pages of books. It was a revelation – liberating and exhilarating in so many ways. Today it is my privilege to fund the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, which I hope will have a lasting legacy – offering the chance for discovery and the inspiration for exciting new work – for generations to come.”

RIBA President Jane Duncan said:
“Generously supported by Lord Foster, this scholarship provides a chance for students to engage with architecture, outside of the academic context, in what will no doubt be a rewarding and enlightening experience. I would strongly encourage all students of architecture to apply for this exciting opportunity.”

The deadline for submissions is 22 April 2016. Further details and an application form can be downloaded from the RIBA website www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2016 application.

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship in 2016

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Entry

If you are a student interested in applying please visit: www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship

First established in 2006, the scholarship is now in its ninth year and is intended to fund international research on a topic related to the survival of our towns and cities, in a location of the student’s choice. Past RIBA Norman Foster Scholars have travelled through the Americas, Europe, Africa, South East Asia, the Middle and the Far East, and Russia.

Proposals for research might include: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; the density of settlements; sustainability; the use of resources; the quality of urban life; and transport.

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Winners

Past recipients of the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship:
o 2015: ‘Cycling Megacities’ by Charles Palmer of Sheffield University School of Architecture, which explored how policies, investments and campaigns are transforming urban public space in a bid to make the bicycle a transportation option for all social classes.
o 2014: ‘Buffer Landscapes 2060’ by Joe Paxton of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College, London, which investigated some of the measures taken to mitigate the effects of climate change, such as reservoirs, artificial lakes and rivers – and the opportunities that these landscapes offer for habitation, as well as flood protection.

o 2013: ‘Charles Booth Going Abroad’ by Sigita Burbulyte of Bath School of Architecture, which takes the poverty maps of Victorian social reformer Charles Booth as the starting point for an exploration of slum communities across four continents
Sigita Burbulyte:
Sigita Burbulyte
photo from RIBA
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2015

o 2012: ‘Material Economies: recycling practices in informal settlements along African longitude 30ºE’ by Thomas Aquilina, Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, part of the University of Edinburgh, UK
o 2011: ‘Sanitation’ by Sahil Deshpande, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
o 2010: ‘In Search of Cold Spaces – a study of northern public space’ by Andrew Mackintosh, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
o 2009: ‘Ancestral Cities, Ancestral Sustainability’ by Amanda Rivera, University de Bio Bio, Chile
o 2008: ‘The Role of Public Transport in Shaping Sustainable Humane Habitats: Case Studies Across Three Continents’ by Faizan Jawed Siddiqi, Rizvi College of Architecture, Mumbai, India
o 2007: ‘Emerging East: Exploring and Experiencing the Asian Communist City’ by Ben Masterton-Smith, UCL, London, UK

19 May 2015

RIBA Architecture Travel Scholarship

Winner of the ninth RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship
Charlie Palmer of Sheffield University School of Architecture
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2015
The 2015 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to Charles Palmer of Sheffield University School of Architecture for his proposal, ‘Cycling Megacities’.

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Norman Foster is one of the most important architects practicing in the world. He is chairman and founder of Foster + Partners, an international practice with project offices worldwide.

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