13. December Statsbygg with the head of the jury, Else Bingen Sande, handed out their Student Award 2021 to the winner Li-Cheng Chen for his diploma project «Interweaving Two Worlds – Imagining Taipei as a Zoo Cityy». Due to the covid-19 situation, also this year we had to do the event online via zoom.

The winner receives a prize of NOK 20.000,-. «Statsbygg wishes to encourage innovative and experimental studies of architecture among future generations of architects. The Student Award will be handed out to one or more student projects at the master level for particularly innovative and well executed project work performed in accordance with state guidelines within the field of architecture. In the evaluation, emphasis is placed on clarity in quality and form, in terms of identity, practical usefulness and aesthetic value».

Li-Cheng Chen gave a presentation of his project, and the pdf-presentation can be viewed here.

Here you can read the jurys feedback on all 3 nominated projects.

BAS appreciates the support from Statsbygg. Here you can have a closer look at the diploma project of Li-Cheng Chen.

Statsbygg has publised an article about Li-Cheng and his winning project. Can be viewed here (in Norwegian only)