RCA student Stuart Evans has been awarded the 2010 NLA/ RCA Student Prize for his project 'Sheikh, Rattle and Roll', which takes a critical look at the appropriateness of contemporary architecture styles within the traditional context of the Chelsea Barracks site.
Peter Murray, Chairman of NLA commented: "There was strong competition for this year's NLA/RCA Student Prize. Each year the Architecture Department under Nigel Coates delivers a fascinating range of projects which provide a perceptive critique of the role of architecture in the modern world. Stuart Evans' project was selected because it took a high profile project which, despite the acres of newsprint devoted to its development, has been discussed in the narrowest of terms. Evans' design blows apart ideas of urban stereotypes while providing a powerful comment on the architectural cultures of the various communities with an interest in Chelsea Barracks. And his draftsmanship is delightful."
Stuart joins past RCA winners: Ian Douglas Jones (2009), Jonathan Pugh (2008) and Finn Williams (2007).
An exhibition of Stuart's winning project 'Sheikh, Rattle and Roll', will be on display in the NLA galleries from Saturday 7th August until the 30th September.