The City of Glasgow Eimear Kelt Medal for Architecture 2018
Marina Eftychai Konstantopoulou and Evangelia Giannoulaki were awarded the City of Glasgow Emear Kelt Medal for their Glasgow-based project 'Synchroni[city] Unravelling Urban Narratives Through Public Consolidation'
The project is an attempt to generate a precedent for a local cultural forum in Glasgow that triggers a sense of cultural belonging. The research highlighted a void of appropriate cultural spaces in the existing cultural and civic fabric of Glasgow City. Their thesis seeks to create a renewed programme of everyday cultural exchange and gathering in a suite of fascinating spaces.
This medal is awarded yearly by a panel of professional judges on behalf of Glasgow City Council, to the best project produced by the Department of Architecture at Strathclyde University. It is made in memory of Eimear Kelt, who was one of the most important Scottish architects of her generation until her death in 2007. Marina nd Evangelia were presented with the medal at an award ceremony in the Satinwood Suite in Glasgow City Chambers, on 19 November 2018.
The thesis also won the inaugural AJ Student postgraduate Award, the Architecture & Design Scotland Urban Design Award 2018 and Commendations for the Glasgow Institute of Architects Final Parchment (Final Year Part2) prize and the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Andy MacMillan Drawing Award 2018
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