2020 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, RIBA World Architecture Travel Prize

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020

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25 June 2020

2020 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Winner

Iulia Cistelecan wins 2020 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

Iulia Cistelecan wins 2020 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

The 2020 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to Iulia Cistelecan, from the London School of Architecture, for her project ‘Life Between Shelters: Refugee camps of today becoming cities of tomorrow’.

Bidibidi Refugee Settlement is a refugee camp in northwestern Uganda:
Bidibidi Refugee Settlement is a refugee camp in northwestern Uganda
photograph : Nora Lorek

The annual RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship offers £7,000 to a student of architecture who demonstrates the potential for outstanding achievement and original thinking on issues that relate to the sustainable survival of cities and towns.

Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:
Kutupalong Refugee Camp Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
photograph : Roger Arnold

Iulia’s project will examine the role that architecture can play in transforming today’s refugee camps into sustainable communities. Iulia will travel to four refugee camps across Africa, Western Asia, the Middle East and South Asia: Bidibidi (Uganda), Zaatari (Jordan), Shatila (Lebanon) and Kutupalong (Bangladesh).

Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon:
Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon
photograph : Andreas Jacob

Her research will investigate the spaces between shelters, with a focus on the transition from temporary refugee camp to sustainable city. Iulia will also be exploring the importance of educational and social infrastructure in building community growth and resilience.

Bidibidi Refugee camp in Uganda, Africa:
Bidibidi Refugee Camp Uganda buildings
photo : Nora Lorek

The 2020 scholarship jury comprised of:

• Norman Foster, Lord Foster of Thames Bank (Founder and Executive Chairman, Foster + Partners; President, Norman Foster Foundation)
• Elena Ochoa, Lady Foster of Thames Bank (Publisher and curator; Vice-President, Norman Foster Foundation)
• Farshid Moussavi (Founder, Farshid Moussavi Architecture; Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Trustee of the Norman Foster Foundation)
• Nicky Watson (Director JDDK Architects; RIBA Board Trustee; RIBA Council member for the North East, RIBA Vice-President for Education,)
• Victoria Simpson (Associate Director dlg Architects, RIBA Education Development Group member)

Iulia Cistelecan wins RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020

Lord Foster said:
“I was delighted by the high standard of the 48 applications which were received from nearly thirty countries. After much deliberation, the jury were unanimous in their choice of Iulia Cistelecan’s proposal as this year’s very worthy winner. The findings from her study on the permanent nature of refugee camps will be universally valuable as well as advancing her own career.”

Kutupalong Refugee Camp Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh:
Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
photograph : Mohammad Ponir Hossain

RIBA President Alan Jones said:
“Iulia’s research promises to cover some of the most pressing matters of our time: the global refugee and climate crises. I am inspired to see Iulia – who represents the future of our profession – investigating architectural solutions to these complex issues – with her research considering space, education, social infrastructure and resilience. I very much look forward to seeing the findings of Iulia’s research.”

Shatila refugee camp in Beirut:
Shatila refugee camp in Beirut buildings
photograph : Andreas Jacob

Previously on e-architect:

26 Feb 2020

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship in 2020

Hokkaido, Japan – by Siti Nurafaf Ismail – 2019 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship recipient:
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020
image © Siti Nurafaf Ismail

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Wednesday 26 February 2020) opened applications for the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020.

Applications are welcomed from students around the world who are enrolled in, and have successfully completed, the first year of a professional qualification in architecture in one of the higher education institutions invited to participate.

A £7,000 grant will be awarded to one winner, which will be decided by a panel of judges including Lord Foster and RIBA President Alan Jones.

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 the privilege of the Norman Foster Foundation to support 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 Alan Jones said:
“We are very grateful to the Norman Foster Foundation for their continuous generous support. This year we are inviting 428 schools of architecture from around the globe, including all RIBA-validated institutions, to nominate their talented students. The Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship gives aspiring architects the chance to carry out important international research – I would encourage all eligible to apply.”

The deadline for submissions is 17:00 Friday 24 April 2020. Further details can be downloaded here: www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship

Background

First established in 2006, the scholarship, supported by the Norman Foster Foundation, is now in its fourteenth year and is intended to fund international research on a topic related to the sustainable 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.

The list of higher education institutions invited to nominate students is selected by the RIBA.

Over 400 higher education institutions are invited to participate, and this list includes all institutions that offer qualifications validated by the RIBA or are recognised by the Commonwealth Association of Architects; it also includes a large number of schools listed under other recognition systems (such as the European Directive for Recognition of Professional Qualifications in the EU, or the National Architectural Accreditation Board in the US.)

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Winners

Past recipients of the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship:

2019: Siti Nurafaf Ismail – University of Malaya, Malaysia – ‘Architecture of Humility’
2018: Steven Hutt – University of Greenwich, UK – ‘East of Eden’
2017: Chloe Loader – University of Lincoln, UK – ‘Emerging Cities: Sustainable Master-Planning in the Global South’
2016: Abel Feleke – University of Western Australia – ‘Weaving the Urban Fabric: Examining the Significance of Community’
2015: Charles Palmer – University of Sheffield, UK – ‘Cycling Megacities’
2014: Joe Paxton – Bartlett (UCL), UK – ‘Buffer Landscapes 2060
2013: Sigita Burbulyte – Bath University, UK – ‘Charles Booth Going Abroad’
2012: Thomas Aquilina – University of Edinburgh – ‘Material Economies: Recycling Practices in Informal Settlements Along African Longitude 30’
2011: Sahil Bipin Deshpande – Rizvi College of Architecture, India – ‘Sanitation: A Case Study across Eight Metropolises’
2010: Andrew Mackintosh – Robert Gordon University, UK – ‘In Search of Cold Spaces’
2009: Amanda Rivera – University of Bio Bio, Chile – ‘Ancestral Cities, Ancestral Sustainability’
2008: Faizan Jawed Siddiqi – Rizvi College of Architecture, India – ‘The Role of Public Transport in Shaping Sustainable Humane Habitats’
2007: Ben Masterton-Smith – Bartlett, UK – ‘Emerging East: Exploring and Experiencing the East Asian Communist City’

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7 Mar 2019

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2019

Hong Kong Peak © Steven Hutt – 2018 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship recipient:
2018 Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship recipient
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RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2019

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RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2017
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