The 2010 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship has been awarded to Andrew Mackintosh, a student of the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen. His proposal, In Search of Cold Spaces, to explore the squares and piazzas of cities in Scandanavia, Russia, Canada, Greenland and Iceland, seeks to gain an understanding of what north means and how the design of public spaces might counter any perceived loss of regional identity.
A total of 35 RIBA-accredited schools put forward candidates, with proposals from 11 different countries the highest number of applications since the scholarship was launched in 2006. The jury, led by Lord Foster, included senior representatives from Foster + Partners and the RIBA, as well as architecture critic, Jonathan Glancey and architect, Greg Penoyre.
The jury highly commended two further proposals: Case Studies in 8 Cities Across the World on Squatter Communities by Hugh Magee of the University of Ulster and The Nuclear-Urban Condition by Stefan Joksic of the University of Technolgy, Sydney. Both students will be awarded £500 towards their research.
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