Four students were nominated: Enming Zhang, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Sandra Oseas, and Xinaqgi Fan. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska won with her project “Chance”, an exploration of how architecture can be used as a method to find new ways to re-connect divided communities. The work focused on Kensington, one of the most affluent districts in London, but with some of the highest rates of inequality in Great Britain. Cutting through the façades of the district, the project exposes inequality within the borough. Inspired by the architecture of =chance, it creates new typologies and spaces which set the conditions for very different co-existing worlds to have a dialogue and connect.
WW+P Manager Partner, Philip Breese judged the nominations alongside Anna Rennison and James Van Dunn. They all felt that the project demonstrated urban and architectural thinking at a variety of scales and was successful in using a chance based methodology to create new typologies and spaces for all. The whole project was very well-structured from research to execution and beautifully presented in written and visual representation.
We look forward to welcoming Katarzyna to our studio for a paid work placement as part of her prize and seeing what she does next!