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Best Digital Presentation by a Student

This year saw the Student Category expanded, and contenders vied for two awards: Best Response to a Design Brief by a Student and Best Digital Presentation by a Student.

The brief was to design a 75-place childcare centre and related exterior works such as access, parking and landscaping on a predetermined common site.

The Judges were very impressed with the high standard of finalist entries, with all being of a significantly high standard to be suitable for presentation to a client in the professional world. The judges noted the natural integration of environmentally sustainable design features within all of the finalist submissions, and they commented that it is greatly encouraging to see the designers of the future include these features with equal importance to form, function and cost.

Best Digital Presentation by a Student

This category was judged on the standard of the graphic presentation and the quality and range of digital techniques included. Overall the standard of the entries was extremely high, with some matching the highest professional standards seen in the design and graphics industries.

Winner – Petros Varlokostas
Petros’ entry was a highly entertaining, playful and fun presentation. It included a clever use of colour, motifs and icons to complement the building design without overpowering it. The bold use of the dark red colour was highly appealing and engaging. This entry showcased superior levels of artistic skill and technical ability.

Second Place – Dani Comito

Dani’s entry exemplified the approach of ‘less is more’. It showed how the designer can select a balance of ‘what to put in’ contrasted with knowing ‘what can be left out’. The entry was clear and concise and included a professional standard 3D rendering of life-like quality.