Project will examine the relationship between food production and consumption within urban contexts
15 Aug 2013
Holly Hayward, graduate of The University of Brighton has been announced as the winner of this year’s KPF/AF Student Travel Award sponsored by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and organised by the Architecture Foundation (AF). Now in its 7th year, the award supports British Architecture’s emerging talent by encouraging new creative thinking and engagement in international research.
This year’s theme asked students to investigate Work/Life Patterns of the Future, and demonstrate outstanding insight in to the future of our cities; patterns of how we work and live, and how this will affect or be informed by the design of buildings and urban spaces.
Holly, having recently completed Part One at The University of Brighton, won first prize for her submission “Cooking up the Collective”, which examines the relationship between food production and consumption within urban contexts. She will receive a bursary of £1,750 to fund further research into urban food growing practices through travel to Detroit, USA and Marrakesh, Morocco as well as a summer work placement at KPF’s office in London.
This year’s jury included KPF Principals John Bushell and Mustafa Chehabeddine; Russell Craig, Public Sector Manager at Cisco Systems; James Sellar, CEO of Sellar Properties and Sarah Ichioka, Director, The Architecture Foundation – along with Nandi Han, 2010 1st place winner of the award.
Commenting on the entries and the judging process, KPF Principal Mustafa Chehabeddine said: “The selection process this year was more engaging than ever and as the topic was broader, the submissions varied dramatically both in terms of subject matter and location. The Jury benefited from the addition of members from client bodies which resulted in interesting discussions about architecture, with its self proclaimed role of social responsiveness, and the practicality of some of the solutions proposed in the submissions. At the end the consensus was in favour of the two submissions that best dealt with the topic with in-depth analysis as well as clear graphics”.
Follow Holly's project on her blog.