Winners announced of 2015 McAslan Bursary
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), John McAslan + Partners, and the Environment Agency have today (Tuesday 27 October 2015) announced the winners of the 2015 RIBA McAslan Bursary.
Umi Baden-Powell has been awarded £5,000 for the project ‘The Zero-Point House: A machine for living in the age of housing and environmental crises; a cross-cultural solution to housing shortages and rising sea-levels.’
Umi Baden-Powell is currently undertaking her MArch at the Royal College of Art, and will use the bursary to research floating architecture in the Netherlands and in Nigeria in order to produce guidance for specific and sustainable floating architecture solutions in the UK. It is hoped that the bursary is the beginning of a much larger project, which will culminate in a prototype house.
During the debate, the jury also highly commended Clementine Blakemore for ‘Project Lacy Green – Phase Two’ and Christopher Bradley and Tom Cole for ‘5sqm of desire: (Designing for a socio and bio-climatic sustainability understanding of the balcony typology)’ who will each be awarded £2,500.
The judging panel comprised Jo Ashbridge (AzuKo), David Balmforth (ICE), Sir Phillip Dilley (Environment Agency), Peter Hansford (BIS), Asif Khan (Asif Khan Ltd), John McAslan (John McAslan + Partners), Robert Torday (John McAslan + Partners), John Waldron (RIBA Education Trust Funds Committee) and Georgina Ward (John McAslan + Partners).