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Spatial Practices Prizes – shortlist announcement

Tom Atkinson, MA Architecture
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15 June 2017

At this year’s Show Two: Design, the Spatial Practices programme presents its inaugural Spatial Practices Prizes in collaboration with Knight Frank

From rethinking the NHS hospital typology or exploring the legacy of decay at Brighton Pier to empowering informal wastepickers of Sao Paulo into urban craftspeople, the shortlist demonstrates Spatial Practices’ wider dedication to the social impact and transformative power of space. Awarded in recognition of outstanding work by a final-year student, three prizes will be given, one each across the three courses: BA Architecture, MA Architecture/MA ARCH and MA Narrative Environments. From this shortlist of nine, the winners will be announced on 22 June during the degree show.

BA Architecture Prize

Ginevra Sampieri – The Women’s Quarter

Ilia Avramidou – Conditions of Waiting

Olivia Sutherhill – As the Crow Flies

MA Narrative Environments Prize

Fatima Khuzema – Bureau of Change: An Exchange Bureau with a Change

Geetanjali Sayal – Behind White Storeys: Deconstructing Storeys Constructing Stories

Yasmeen Ayyashi – Intransience: Shaping the Legacy of a Decaying Place

M ARCH Architecture/MA Architecture Prize

Andréa Helou
 – How can we help wastepickers to become urban craftspeople

Tom Atkinson – The Micro-Developments Bureau

Laurence Neal – How can Liverpool’s industrial heritage be mobilised to protect its World Heritage Site in the former docks


We are really delighted to welcome Knight Frank as the new Programme Sponsor for our Degree Shows this year. We share a fascination for the forces that shape the city around us, and in how we can produce engaging and generous spaces and places for people to live in.”
Mel Dodd, Programme Director, Spatial Practices


This is a very important collaboration for Knight Frank and we are committed to supporting the programme. It gives the students a platform to showcase their evident talent and this year has produced some fantastic results. The Spatial Practices Prizes are a token of recognition for the work that has gone into the installations and I hope it will be an experience to remember for all that take part.”
Andrew Groocock, Regional Partner, Knight Frank


Degree Show Two: Design is open to the public at Central Saint Martins, 21-25 June.

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