Campus Masters November/December 2014: Architecture Prize for RWTH graduate
Helen Shuyang Chen won an Architecture Prize, awarded by Büro J. MAYER H., for her design "nyja fangelsi a islandi", a prison in Iceland.
"Helen Shuyang Chen cautiously approaches this unusual construction assignment. Inspired by examples of the Forbidden City or medieval cities a self-contained, but at the same time non-frightening, open space is created. Through this generosity and the purity of the building structures, the typology "Prison" is completely redefined", the jury explained.
The Master Thesis was supervised by the Department of Building Typologies and Design Basics, Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Anne-Julchen Bernhardt and by the Department of Building Planning and Realization, Prof. i.V. Ir. Fred Humblé.