15th February 2001

 

GEORGE HAS DESIGNS ON REGENERATION

 

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A prestigious architecture prize has been awarded to a student at the Hull School of Architecture.

 

George Kontaroudis (20), a final-year student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, submitted his sustainable housing project to the Eric Lyons Memorial Fund housing competition during his first semester and has been successful in winning £1,000.

 

George carried out the project as part of Hull CityVision’s aim to regenerate the River Hull Corridor. “Sustainable housing could be just one way of regenerating this region,” said George. “The project is radical but feasible and I hope that it gives inspiration to housing developers in the region.

 

“I was interested in how you can create a sustainable building for the environment and the people that live in it,” he added.

 

The project was “an amazingly inventive, richly presented architectural collage, well handled in the Erskine tradition,” according to the judges.

 

The recognition George has achieved will be a boost to his ambitions - he hopes to begin his career as an architect in Athens after graduating.

 

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Ralph Erskine is an architect specialising in community architecture and famous for his Byker Estate in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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For more information contact: Caroline Hardiman, Press and Media Relations Assistant, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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