Prestigious award for architecture student

28 Aug 2014 - 14:45

Domenico Cirillo, a third year student at UCT’s School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics, recently won 1st prize in the prestigious annual Murray & Roberts Des Baker Architecture Student Competition. This is the longest running national competition for architecture students and it is a highly regarded award, which forms part of the annual Architectural student congress, and this year it also formed part of the international UIA 2014 conference in Durban, KZN.

 The brief required students to design and build a full-scale prototype of a trading stall for a specific street vendor of their choosing. The trading stall had to be a mobile fold-away unit of a specific size that could accommodate the trader’s wares, but could also change over time. Furthermore, 70% of the unit had to be constructed out of recycled materials and 20% out of waste from the building industry, and the unit had to be assembled in Durban during the congress with an actual street vendor trading from it.