The MSMR Travel Award has now become a firm fixture of the final year show at Sheffield School of Architecture (SSoA). This year, (on a Zoom call in place of the physical event), Director, Simon Robinson awarded the annual prize of £2000 to Lily Kuik, pictured.
The prize is offered to a final year architecture student for a trip to expand their experience of architecture, and though we received several worthy entries, it was Lily's exploration of Norway's diverse architectural offering that excited the judges. She says,
"Contextually, Norway possesses a strong identity in Scandinavian design and the quintessential Hygge experience in its dwellings. What is less explored is how its smaller cities are developing architecturally through new cultural centres and theatres, as well as how the coastal landscape shapes the architectural design. I hope to take the investigation further and visit the Lofoten Islands, to understand how a small fishing village located in the Arctic Circle possesses similar cultural and artistic growth, hand-in-hand with its symbiotic relationship with the ocean."
Congratulations to Lily, who will be posting highlights from her trip to Norway later this year (subject to safe travel guidelines) on Instagram using the hashtag #msmrtravelwaward.
Images: Lily Kuik (1), Wiki-Commons (3)