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Department of Architecture

Building History student Tszwai So wins RIBA Journal Rising Stars Award

Tszwai So, who is currently studying for the MSt in Building History, has been named a winner for the RIBA Journal Rising Stars Award, citing his recent Belarusian Memorial Chapel in Finchley.

The Chapel, a striking design in timber, is inspired by the wooden churches of Belarus and neighbouring countries. It commemorates the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, Ukraine, the effects of which were disproportionately felt in nearby Belarus.

Tszwai studied Architecture at Hong Kong University and completed his Architecture Part 2 at London Metropolitan University in 2006 before becoming a director in London-based Spheron Architects.