Belgian architect Aude-Line Dulière has been selected as the winner of Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s 2018 Wheelwright Prize. The $100,000 award supports travel-based research and investigative techniques to further explore contemporary design. Dulière’s winning proposal Crafted Images: Material Flows, Techniques, and Uses in Set Design Construction, aims to “examine construction methods and supply systems in the global film industry, engaging the space-making elements of film and set design as well as potential innovations around material use and reuse throughout architecture and construction generally.”
Dulière, who earned a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard GSD, was selected from more than 125 applicants from nearly 40 countries around the world. Dulière has worked for David Chipperfield Architects in London, and at Rotor Deconstruction in Brussels, as well as various movie studios throughout Europe. In addition to being a registered architect, she is a member of the British Film Design Guild, serves as a board member of La Loge, and has taught at a number of schools.
“Aude-Line’s work demonstrates a sophisticated vision of spatial quality in a variety of forms that translates into her interest in the architecture of set design,” stated Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at Harvard GSD. “By exploring material reuse strategies at the intersection of film, construction, and architecture, Aude-Line’s project offers exciting possibilities for innovative approaches to sustainability, infused with an equally important and very sensitive consideration of aesthetic beauty.”
Learn more about Dulière’s work and the Wheelwright Prize here.
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