Healthy Housing for the Displaced awarded RIBA President's Award

We are delighted to announce that our project won RIBA President's Award for Research in the category of the Annual Theme - Housing. The awards celebrate the best research in the fields of architecture and the built environment. In 2017 51 submissions were received from 11 countries with a significant number of practice-based entries. The work submitted provides a glimpse of just some of the research being undertaken across the globe by architects, built environment professionals, academics and students and includes fieldwork and case studies from the USA, Singapore, China, Brazil and across the UK. Commenting on reaching this decision, the RIBA judging panel said: “This is an important and timely topic which has been neglected in the past. This paper on the thermal comfort of temporary shelters in displacement camps; a gap in the knowledge and the literature that, it would seem is essential, presently. This work is clearly written, well argued, with legible and comprehendible diagrams, it offers an interesting evaluation of the case studies chosen.”

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