Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Stuart Murphy Travel Award 2014

The Winner of this year's Travel Award, which was announced at the 2014 Election Court dinner, was Matt Loosley of the University of Westminster and the Runners Up were William Burgess of The Cass at London Metropolitan University and Guy Rochez of the Royal College of Art.

The 2014 Winner, Matt Loosley, is travelling around India to document the modernist architectural ruins encountered through a series of photographs. Matt's trip will inform his Masters thesis on the "Modernist Ruins of India", so called because although the buildings still stand and some are in use their future is under threat. Matt is recording his findings on a blog at http://mloosley.tumblr.com and he will also present them in a lecture at RIBA in the New Year.
William Burgess will travel overland to Northern Europe to photograph the Gothic religious buildings of Northern Europe, "Between the Cathedral and the Wild Sea" and Guy Rochez will visit Italy to explore "The Theatre of Food", focusing on the experiential relationship between space, locale and food.

The Stuart Murphy Travel Award has been offered annually since 2008 by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects with the support of the Royal Institute of British Architects. The award provides an international travel grant to a student or group of students enrolled on a RIBA validated Part 2 course in a school of architecture in the Greater London area. Applications for next year's award will be invited following presentations by all three 2014 prize winners at RIBA in the New Year - keep an eye out for details here.

Canterbury Cathedral by William Burgess

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