AJ Student Prize - Sustainability Shortlist 2019

The palpable enthusiasm in the projects submitted for the AJ's first annual student award for sustainable design is extremely encouraging. Submissions were received from 37 schools out of 51 RIBA-accredited universities [...] evidence that this student initiative has some serious momentum behind it. "

Hattie Hartman, Sustainability Editor - Architect's Journal. 

Congratulations to all students who made the 2019 shortlist. You can take a look at their work below. 

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Morgan Hone, winner of the Sustainability Award 2019.

RedSands Plastics

Since the recent bans on waste plastic exports to Asia, the UK's recycling infrastructure has come under huge strain with much of our waste plastic now going into landfill and subsequently ending up in the rivers and oceans.

RedSands Plastics aims to stop this.

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Charles Smith - Postgraduate
De Monfort University - Leicester School of Architecture

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Co-Colour

Co-Colour proposes the establishment of a community-run natural dyeing facility in Carclaze Pit, part of Cornwall's post-industrial clay-mining landscape

 

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Nina Jones - Undergraduate
Falmouth University - School of Architecture, Design & Interiors

 

 

Kilns across Antwerp's Ringland

The Ringland project attempts to provide a solution, moving the motorway underground and covering the tunnel with a green canopy
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Hannah Dawood - Postgraduate
Glasgow School of Art - The Mackintosh School of Architecture

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A Mayfield Depot

The project challenges current developer proposals for a 'pedestrian-friendly, car-free area' on the Mayfield Depot site in Manchester.

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Howard Kent - Undergraduate
Leeds Beckett University - School of Art, Architecture and Design

 

 

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Bricklayers' Arms Consolidation Centre

This project seeks to redefine the Consolidation Centre as a vital part of our architectural and social vocabulary, akin to the great Victorian structures of industry and transport.
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Robert Buss - Postgraduate
London School of Architecture - Affiliated to London Metropolitan University

 

 

Brasilia of the North: A School For Future Construction Methods

This proposal suggests a further education building on Newcastle College's campus to house both traditional and non-traditional learning spaces.
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Sam Walton - Undergraduate
Sheffield Hallam University - Department of the Natural and Built Environment

 

 

Growtown

Growtown suggests that the city of Detroit provides an ideal site for implementing an intensive, technology-driven densification of farmland, following after the Dutch model, which offers a way to maximise yields while saving the existing landscape through the implementation of cutting-edge production technologies.
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Morgan Hone - Postgraduate
University for the Creative Arts - Canterbury School of Architecture

 

 

The Retention Centre

The Retention Centre was developed as a political response to treatment of migrants entering Europe.
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Tobias Mackrill, Thomas Cunningham - Postgraduate
University of Sheffield - Sheffield School of Architecture