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RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Awarded to Student Investigating Climate Change

RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Awarded to Student Investigating Climate Change
RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Awarded to Student Investigating Climate Change, Buffer Landscapes 2060. Image © Joe Paxton; Courtesy of Foster + Partners
Buffer Landscapes 2060. Image © Joe Paxton; Courtesy of Foster + Partners

Joe Paxton of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, was awarded the 2014 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship for his proposal “Buffer Landscapes 2060.” The £6,000 travel grant will enable him to study the impact of climate change in a number of locations, ultimately to propose some measures that might mitigate the threat of floods, droughts, melting glaciers and rising temperatures. A comment from Foster, after the break...

“The high standard of entries led to a lively discussion around several of the proposals, however I congratulate Joe Paxton as the worthy winner,” stated Foster. “The locations that he plans to visit have been carefully researched and he approaches the issue of global warming and flood protection from an interesting perspective, in looking at the wider opportunities that these resourceful landscapes may present. I am delighted that the scholarship can support him in this valuable research.”

Paxton's itinerary includes Kamerik Polder, Ladakh, Sao Paulo, Los Angeles and New York City. You can learn more about his thesis here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship Awarded to Student Investigating Climate Change" 13 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/506026/2014-riba-norman-foster-travelling-scholarship-awarded-to-student-investigating-climate-change/> ISSN 0719-8884
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