14 December 2023.
This year marks the 187th year of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Medals, which are presented to architecture students for outstanding design projects and dissertations. The winning projects focus on the needs of people and their communities.
The RIBA Silver Medal was awarded to Ellie Harding at the London School of Architecture, for ‘Nobody Wants to Live in a Care Home’, which seeks to improve the lives of people living with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
The RIBA Bronze Medal was awarded to Kacper Sehnke at the University of Westminster, for ‘The Council for Ecosystem Restoration’, which proposes a sustainable timber building to host United Nations discussion on a concrete-covered site in Epping Forest.
The RIBA Dissertation Medal was awarded to Chloe Shang of the Royal College of Art, for ‘Poems from the Patient Patient \ Finding Amor Fati’, a poetic dissertation reflecting on architecture for healthcare.
RIBA President Muyiwa Oki has called this year’s projects ‘the useful architecture we need’. Image of RIBA Silver Medal winner. RIBA