KPF/AF Student Travel Award 2005

The second year entries continued to show a high standard of public space design from architectural students studying in the UK. The jury unanimously chose Kim Minseok from the Architectural Association as the winner of the first prize, and Masashi Kajita from the Royal College of Art as the runner-up.

Kim Minseok addressed the issue of the life of Olympic facilities after 2012, proposing an interweaving of sports facilities and transport infrastructure. This created intriguing complex structures, with graceful interlocking curves. The jury felt that the proposal combined building types that usual have destructive urban properties - stadia and road intersections - to create a positive hybrid. Kim Minsoek will use the award to travel to Beijing and study Olympic structures there.

Masashi Kajita proposed regenerating a disconnected area of Hackney through the use of facilities to assist and encourage healthy eating. This project was very carefully thought through, from an analysis of the issues at stake to the design of buildings and public spaces around them. Masashi Kajita will use the award to travel to Copenhagen.