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Department of Architecture


Presented annually to a Part 2 student that has undertaken outstanding and original research during their studies. The award is not limited by topic or location and offers £3,000 towards the continuation of independent research beyond the end of the academic year.

The judges said of Melis Gurdal's project:

"The Water Caravanserais of Anatolia project showed a sensitive, human-led response to a pertinent global issue. We believe the research developed by the student can help to inform and suggest approaches and methods to tackle design for climate adaptivity - a spatial issue that architects can make a significant and impactful contribution to. The work was presented beautifully, and conveyed in a way that was both thoughtful and compelling."

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