International competition winners of architectural research papers announced

The UIA Architectural Education Commission launched an international competition for research into creativity in architectural teaching. Organized by the Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects (FIKA), it was open to architects and graduate students of architecture and urban design. Awarded contributions will be presented during the UIA Congress in Tokyo, taking place from September 25-28, 2011.

First prize was awarded to Tammy Gaber and Ann Shafer of the American University in Cairo, Egypt for The Power of Suggestion: Modelling Traditional Methods to Teach Heritage Awareness in Architectural Education.

Two second prizes were awarded to: Graeme Bristol of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada for Human Rights in Architecture Education; and to Christine McCarthy of Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand for The Speed Crit – Redesigning the Design Crit.

Three third prizes were given to: Bahar Beslioglu of Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul, Turkey for The Transmission of Accumulated Immaterial Senses in Architectural Education; Melinda Benko of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary for Context-Sensitive Approach to Architecture; and to Xing Ruan of the University of New South Wales in Australia for Rethinking Architectural Design Teaching: The Significance of ‘Parti’ and ‘Poché’.

Mentions recognized three more submissions: Verónica Iglesias-Garcia, Harold Martínez-Espinal, Hilda Graciela Ortíz-Moya and Hernando Reyes-Nieto of the Universidad del Valle – Universidria Melendez in Cali, Colombia for A Theoretical Framework Explaining the Historical Factors of our Predominantly Endogenous Creativity; John G. Hunt of the University of Auckland in New Zealand for Preparing Architecture Students for Design as Research: Confronting the Challenge of Explanation, Argumentation and the Growth of Architectural Knowledge; and finally, Francis Carter of the University of Cape Town in South Africa for Pedagogic Structuring of Architectural Knowledge: Principles for Modelling the Design Curriculum.

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